THE FIG TREE
By JP BROWN
A fig tree stands cold and bare and grim at the end of winter. It bears no fruit, and no proud spread of leaves adorn its sad and forsaken branches. But soon spring will come, and the first green leaves will sprout to show us that a new season is coming for us all. A merry summer of love and happiness. The fig tree will then be covered in luscious green foliage and bear plentiful fruit for all to enjoy. So, it is with the new era of the 21st century. A new time ushers in a new existence for mankind. People are more aware of race issues and equality than ever before. Young people are involved in conservation and nature, aware of the dangers of tampering with the forces thereof. New technology like the internet will better our lives in the long run, regardless of birthing pains in the beginning. A new world beckons for us all, and soon the fig tree of our lovely planet earth will bloom again in all its splendor, despite the long, harsh winter which we all endured. It will bare a multitude of wholesome fruit to feed future generations and will be a blessing and a gift to us all. Hope for the future and forget the past. A new age dawns in all its magnificence. Love, live and be free forever.