Dryad's Song : Paper Wings -- Ruth Steinback
Inspired from Paper Wings by Stephanie Card. Done with permission and the questioning thought... I wonder if the trees really do wish to fly?

The trees of the earth will always grow
Reaching towards the sky
Never to meet the clouds they seek
Always held back
Tied to the ground by their roots
And their past
My past digs me deeper but I seek to go up
Like those trees of old that sought the stars
I carry their soul
I am their dream
Torn free of what I know
I stand here
Amidst broken boughs
That Iíve shed like my leaves and my past
While my dreams have taken new form
And so have I
For I have a chance
To fly on these paper wings