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 Trees... Here Today, and Tomorrow ?

Trees... Here Today, and Tomorrow ?

A Poem by Carola

Trees of all sorts and colours, straight and bent

Covering grassland, and swaying with the breeze


Solitary and in clusters growing wild and free

Providing shade for the ground in the vicinity


Ground remains cooler and moister for the roots

Growing an abundance of flowers, nuts or fruits 


The trees thrive, quickly new saplings sprout out

Wild and free too, spreading more food trees about


Beetles and insects living under bark and in branches 

Trees are veritable foodstores for birds and all critters 


Trees provide welcome roosting and nesting places

Enabling bird & animal alliances, and nightime sleeps


Folks picnicking under the shady, cooling foliage

Children frollicking and playing games beneath


Open sky fun and clean air breathing, enjoyed by all

Koalas, nocturnal possums oblivious, resting above


Now viewed for building on this land…Oh what a prize! 

Property developers seeing many $ $ with their eyes

   

Yes, Yes !! …However Council approval still needed to assess

Will that be difficult being a COMMUNITY PARK no less ?


No problems at all… we can Re-Zone and change  

Council says we’ll need lots of $ $ $ in exchange 


Paperwork and dollars are completed and in place

Land clearing will be prompt, so no time to waste

 

Bulldozers roll in quickly and push over all trees

Possums, koalas, bird nestlings seen catapulted 


Becoming airborne, crushed below ‘dozers underneath

Kids wail… picnic and play where, below tree’d beneath? 

     

The building finishes quickly, folks buy without delay

No thought given what occupied this space in prior days


Moral Of This Poem : gather like-minded people together 

Petition, complain, or whatever, act now and do altogether


To shame Councils or Governments self-serving actions

Elections are coming, soon they will realise folks reaction


Don’t just sip your Latte’s, become useful before your end days, 

And do your bit for trees, wildlife and the environment… always!


8th March 2109

© 2019 Carola


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(I should like to see some of your paintings by the way:) Nobody seems to ever think of these things until it is gone... you tickle the truth in this write... a poets job is to stir and speak and pray to the world! Hey world look and see what we could be and yes, even speak for the trees:)! love your thoughts in this one Carola

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

1 Month Ago

thank you robert, i'm a passionate greenie & was so incensed when our local council did just that to.. read more
Carola

1 Month Ago

re my paintings, i used to display them on a website called paintingsilove, after many years sadly t.. read more



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Nothing better than greenery. Bloody suburban cities full of concrete and nothing else.
We've got kids here who have never been to the countryside, never seen the sea.
They say the Bazillion rain forest breathes for the world, yet they're cutting it down at an alarming rate.
Then they wonder how nature retaliates as she does.

Posted 1 Month Ago


I love the trees and nature. Great forest in Michigan torn down for new homes when old land can be reused. hard to grasp. I am a tree-hugger. Wonderful words shared for our trees dear Carola.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


You win the prize for most persuasive essay I've read this year! I love this & not just becuz I sympathize with the crusade to maintain habitat. I like your piece becuz it's so well written. You could persuade me that brushing my teeth with dog s**t was in the best interest of the planet. Really, in all seriousness, you use every tool in the shed to get your point across persuasively, but not overbearingly. Not preachy or self-righteous, which turns off those who distrust environmentalists. Great details in a compelling appeal to one's humanity (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Carola

1 Month Ago

i laughed at your passionate analogy "You could persuade me that brushing my teeth with dog s**t was.. read more
barleygirl

1 Month Ago

I once wrote a piece about how, around the San Francisco Bay where I grew up, there are many "tree" .. read more
Dear Carola, you give such a strong message in your poem as well as being so descriptive about trees and the wonderful benefits we get from them. It's happening everywhere sadly. The councils, government and developers have no conscience about the destruction of the environment. They have their own agendas and it is so terribly sad to see the effect that this has on the wildlife once the bulldozers have moved in. We can certainly petition and in a few cases, I know plans have been reversed, but my experience is, where there is a will there is a way and usually the environment doesn't come out on top. A thought provoking poem. All good wishes.

Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

1 Month Ago

i know it's shocking. people need to keep protesting, 'cos sometimes you win. i sign around 5 onlin.. read more
Goodness-ME, Carola! 🍂
This is the same sad song played worldwide, and without the protests from so many passionately outspoken "tree huggers", like You, it would be far worse. But, there cannot be enough "You's" to stem the destruction of the lives of trees at every construction site. Every day, I drive by lands that have been razed of all greenery in preparation of warehouses, home development, hotels, shopping centers … you name it … nothing can stop (so called) progress under the clandestine banner of the almighty buck.
It virtually kills the soul, doesn't it, Carola?
An excellent array of Free and Rhyming Couplets rendered by a skilled pen kept me in your firm grip first to final word.

Good stuff, Dear Poetess … big thank you hug for speaking your caring heart! ⁓ Richard 🍃


Psst! Here's one of mine I think you might find heartfelt favor with. : )
"The TREE" http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/RichardJ/1550785/

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

1 Month Ago

many thanks richard for your comment.
by the way, i read & commented on your 'the tree' poem.. read more
Richard 🍃

1 Month Ago

It's a good thing you tell me these things, because the site doesn't always.
I'll have give y.. read more
(I should like to see some of your paintings by the way:) Nobody seems to ever think of these things until it is gone... you tickle the truth in this write... a poets job is to stir and speak and pray to the world! Hey world look and see what we could be and yes, even speak for the trees:)! love your thoughts in this one Carola

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carola

1 Month Ago

thank you robert, i'm a passionate greenie & was so incensed when our local council did just that to.. read more
Carola

1 Month Ago

re my paintings, i used to display them on a website called paintingsilove, after many years sadly t.. read more

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Carola
Carola

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i'm a retired commercial pilot now in my 70's. my hobbies are feeding wild birds, painting and poetry & writing complaint emails to politicians about their frequently stupid policies and decisions... more..

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