CHAINSAW

CHAINSAW

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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the demise of a forest

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CHAINSAW

 

Willowy forests sustain us, creates new life

We breathe its colorful energy

Scents of pine, damp moss

Rain, wet tree stumps

Flowers, needle-covered paths

Winter snow saturates, whiteouts of magic

 

We hug trees for they soothe our inner core

Yet, the whine and grind of chainsaws

Denudes vast swathes of broken hearts

Shrivels in shreds of grief

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


Author's Note

Betty Hermelee
sad to see this scene, too much destruction

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So sad .. I love trees.. people don't even write letters anymore or used paper bags, so much can be done online now, it's a shame. Good awareness poem

Posted 1 Week Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

Thank you for reviewing!
Best, Betty
Tina

1 Week Ago

Your welcome
Your poem and posted image break my heart. The destruction of rain forests or indeed any forest or wood anywhere penetrate the layers. I have such an affinity with trees, they are like friends. The contrast between hugging a tree and felling it, enormous. Leaves me saddened beyond words Betty.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Chris

1 Week Ago

No problem Betty. This site is still causing problems. Fingers crossed they are resolved soon.
Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

hope so!!! I think it's all the ads!!!
Chris

1 Week Ago

Yes, far too many :)
Well, as a forest dweller, kinda, I concur most concurringly at the panicked response of hearing a chainsaw rip through something it shouldn't be anywhere near. It's my all time most dreaded sound behind dentist drill and fork scraping plate. Oh and nails on a chalkboard and small yappy dogs.
Phew, had to stop and calm myself there 😊
It is kinda strange that we treat this life sustaining magic trick of rain as a nuisance to our ever so busy and important lives, yet it's all water off a ducks back to a ehm, duck.
And it makes puddles to splash in, what more do people want? 😊
We are the ones changing the landscape and not for the better. And for what? To make homes for us by making critters homeless!l
And agree, so sad to see a sight like that, where once there was life.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

My dear Lorry, thank you for a thoughtful and humorous review.
Best, B
Stanza one creates a picture of the beauty of forests, then stanza two reveals the relentless threat to those same woodlands. Every time I go to my mailbox and see a stack of junk mail and advertisements, I wonder how many trees were sacrificed to make this possible. The forests are a major part of the health of the planet, and yet they are being gutted or burned. There will be a stiff price to pay for this destruction.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks for your review! I hope there will be a stiff price to pay for all the destruction.
Be.. read more
It’s heart breaking when more and more trees are taken down. It doesn’t matter the location or how many. It makes a place look empty and void of life

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

Thanks so much for reading!
Best. B
Poetic Beauty

1 Week Ago

You are definitely welcome

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Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC



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My love of poetry resulted from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid.. more..

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