If trees could talk

If trees could talk

A Poem by Light and Ashes

If the trees could talk, what do you think they would say?
Would they tell us of their history?
How they grew from a tiny seed?

How would they see man's history?
Would it be any different from how we see our own?
Would they excuse our greed?
Would they say that we ruined Eden to build steel castles?

What would we say to them?
What excuses would we give?
I for one would be out of words.

© 2021 Light and Ashes


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Come sit beside me,take comport,
breath in and rest in knowing im still
here....

Come lay in my shadow
safe from punishment.

Share with me for a while
Im still here....listening.

We are special together.

Kindred poet kindled heart.
Enjoyable passionate writing.


Posted 1 Year Ago


Light and Ashes

1 Year Ago

This is lovely......thank you.
Humans have a hard time thinking about anything but ourselves. It is our great downfall. We never considered the outcome.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Light and Ashes

1 Year Ago

You're right, thank you for your review.
Oh Heck Yeah! Your second stanza rocked...
This is amazing as well as awesome!
I like your style of writing

Posted 1 Year Ago


The way you questioned the readers was nice 'if trees could talk'. If trees could talk we'd probably be punished for our actions towards them, nicely put piece.


Posted 1 Year Ago


in the 60s i lived for a time just outside Taos, NM. There was a very old and usually drunk Indian man who hung out on his favorite corner .. his message was always the same .. shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ... trees talk! shhhhhhhhhhhh ..... ;) i will never forget that man .. just because of that.
a little different perspective than what your poem implies; but i wonder if they are relieved that we use so much stone and mortar :))
E.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Light and Ashes

1 Year Ago

Lol ok :) thank you for stopping by.
Yes, if trees could talk. I was watching a news story about the earth quake in Haiti. They were warning of a tropical storm coming which would make things so much worse. It was mentioned that much of Haiti's trees, which would protect against flooding, are gone. Sad.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Really excellent piece with a good strong eco-message.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I'd thank them for the shade they give as well as the fruit. I'd wonder if they were ever injured by lightning. If they saw war, if they were responsible for deflecting pollution from us. And how many sat at their feet, appreciative of their protection from the hot sun.

A nice poem to think about.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Thought provoking piece!
I have been in conversation with trees,
or it seemed at the time,
and apologised for the behaviour of humankind
They are more forgiving then one would think
considering humanity pushes tree to the brink
of extinction...

Sharonlee

Posted 1 Year Ago


Oh goodness - superb piece :) Having a few trees as companions in my life, I would say it boils down to one thing - we don't deserve such beauty in the world at times...humanity has forgotten the important things in life it seems, sadly - materialism has far overtaken the complex beauty of nature for far too many. I would ask them for forgiveness if possible, for the error of being treated so poorly and as for them - perhaps they have no need for questions, perhaps their consciousness is far greater than ours. I love this poem...stay well :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Light and Ashes

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Ruth.

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