I met you by the cactus tree
As you were singing blissfully,
And it was just us two, you see,
On both sides of the cactus tree.
But it was very bristly
And always stood there guardedly.
There was no way to touch, you see,
Because there stood a cactus tree.
I tried to go around the tree,
And though I tried so hopefully,
I heard your voice but could not see
Your face beyond the cactus tree.
I longed to hold you close to me
Within my arms so tenderly,
But there was too much pain, you see,
From nettles of the cactus tree.
I know that I should let it be,
My logic tells me sensibly,
For now I know and now I see
The reason for the cactus tree.
But I will try to find the key
Because I love you earnestly,
And when I do I’ll set you free
To live beyond your cactus tree.