When Lucille was a little seedling
Little did she know
That when she fully matured
She’d have two children in tow.
Their life began in a greenhouse
Where they were nurtured and watered
Lucille beamed with pride
As she watched her son and daughter.
And walked down all the aisles
She chose Lucille and her children
And in a truck they were piled.
They found themselves in her studio
And with clippers she began to form
Their heads and arms and torsos
They found themselves reborn!
Lucille was proud of her new waist
And to her great surprise
Her children now could wave to her
She couldn’t believe her eyes!
Once again a truck arrived
But to Lucille’s dismay,
She was left behind
And her children were taken away.
Lucille was overcome with grief
And solemnly made a vow
To reunite with her children
In a few days
The same truck returned
Lucille was lifted in
Now would her fate be learned?
She saw a sign reading “Rockford”
Lucille was afraid to peek
The truck stopped in front of a store
Named Kimberly’s Boutique.
Lucille was proudly potted
And placed in front of the store
She quickly realized
Her task was to greet shoppers at the door.
“What a lovely little town”
Lucille felt so very proud
She showed off her new hat and purse
While waving to the crowd.
Lucille turned her head
And looked across and down the street
A post office, a toy store
Candy and sweets!
Lucille let out a gasp
As she saw the store filled with toys
For there standing watch outside
Were her darling girl and boy!
She called, “My precious little cedars”
As tears filled her eyes
And when they finally saw her
They began to cry.
What a celebration
It compares to no other
When these little cedar sapiens
Were united with their mother!
If you wander to downtown Rockford
The cedar sapiens you should greet
Head to Aunt Candy’s and Kimberly’s
Both on Courtland Street.
You’ll be happy to know
Lucille and her children are together
You’ll discover them outside
In any kind of weather.
And even though you may say:
You’re talking about a tree
They are just so very glad
To be a family.
Late at night,
When all the lights go down
Magical things can happen
In this quaint little town.
I swear I’ve seen
Beneath the light of the moon,
Lucille standing with her children
Singing this little tune:
Lullabye my little cedars
Let momma tuck you in
We’re together here on Courtland
And will never be separated again.
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