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|Family trees are funny things, they
grow from many roots.
Some grow tall and thin and lean, some spread lots of shoots.
The favoured trees all blossom, groomed perfection as they grow;
The cultured trees stand stately in the ordered orchard rows,
The fruit they bear is polished and stands out in market place;
The wilder woods grow far and wide and fight for pure survival;
Their limbs untrimmed are gangly, they bend and twist awry,
The weaker limbs are shattered, lay defiant on the ground,
But the frail grow strong and battle on with fortitude and
The weak are strong, and linger on and never bend or sway
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