Baby plant is happily spouting. It is so excited to be finally out in the open. It can see the bright sunlight, feel the gentle breeze and also the cool water. It can not wait to meet friends just like it. Its mother can already sense its excitement. She knows she has to be ready to answer a bag full of questions. She braces herself.
“Mama, I am can’t wait to be as big as you. When will that be? I want to bear lots of juicy fruits just as you do.”
“Baby, you have just come out. You will wait. Get enough food to grow big and strong.”
“Did you also have to wait for a long time before you started bearing fruits? How long did you have to wait, mama?How did you grow so big?”
“When i was as big as you, i just took all the water, sunlight and air that i could get. I waited patiently. Slowly, i got strong and my stem grew thicker. My leaves become big and i knew i was strong enough to bear fruits.”
“I will also wait patiently mama. I know i will be strong and big soon enough. All my friends are waiting for me to be them. I will sway and play while i get all the sunlight. I will save my energy and then grow up wise, strong and big. My trunk will also be as big as yours.”
Mother plant felt proud and happy hearing such wise words from her baby. She sang this song for every one to understand and respect the baby plant:
The roots of the plant grows underground, -2
The roots are a part of the plant,
The stem of the plant holds up the branches, -2
The roots and stem are a part of the plant,
The branches of the plant holds up the leaves, up the leaves, up the leaves,
The roots, stem and branches are a part of the plant,
The leaves of the plant are making food, making food,
The roots, stem, branches and the leaves are a part of the plant,
The flowers of the plant are growing fruit, growing fruit, growing fruit,
All these are a part of the plant, part of the plant.
Lets wait for them to grow big and smart, big and smart.