The Boy Who Loved Climbing Trees.
Bruce Sherman, author
A young boy (me) Loved Climbing all kinds of trees in his youth. However, there was a very tall tree named “Old Pine” which intimidated him and all his friends from attempting to climb it. Lee...the boy’s name in the poem...finally summons the courage to challenge Old Pine. Despite a slip during his climb which frightens him, he successfully reaches the top and...when he is once more on the ground, he hugs the tree! He challenges the reader to...”turn off the TV and go climb a tree”. Now...as an old man...he looks back fondly on his time spent climbing and takes great pleasure watching. His grandkids climbing trees.