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Enjoy What We See And Sometimes That Is All We Have

Updated on December 10, 2011

When We Reach Our LImits

Pushing hard to get more done

Time to back off and consider this

Our life span is short compared to some trees who live hundreds of years

When they are still growing then out of the blue they are cut down for some reason

A mans wish to use this particular tree for wood or paper

Maybe not that at all just a reason to make space for a new home or to leave empty this very spot

They have no control of what becomes of them

When we were young we could spend hours climbing on them and hanging out together

Years later things have changed

Each day we make choices that help decide our direction in life

Like a tree we may be hit by lightning and cut down where we stand

A disease may bring us to an untimely end

So what I see here is a bond that we are friends

Both wanting more out of life and have many good reasons to live

Each struggling against the weather and its great fury

But unlike us they survive on carbon monoxide

With that we would die

They purify the air and give us oxygen

How magnificient is that

A plan made only in heaven

That here we are man and nature together once again

When we are their greatest enemy indeed

The trees serve a purpose that we need

What if trees were more like us and became our deadliest foe ?

Would we be so quick to say hello ?


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Pmenunes Nice to see you and thanx so much.Deborah Brooks I keep trying to come closer to nature and life and all the feelings from deep inside of me.There is much to learn but luckily I have a big world to explore.It means alot to me that you see my vision.I hope you both have a wonderful day.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is so make me see the forest and the tree with their branches swaying in the wind. You have a natural ability. I vote up and beautiful

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      6 years ago from Carcavelos

      3 clicks

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      b. malin When I see their branches sway in the wind I swear they talk to me. Reminding me I am here even though you don't seem to care.When I leave my home and go to work they are the last thing I see.When I come back home after work they are the first to welcome me.Nellieanna when I pick up a simple book I am reminded of the tree that was sacrficed for the paper.I often water the trees in the summertime to remind them they are not forgotten and talk to them and let them see how much they are needed and wanted.During many storms their branches will shake and through it all they stand tall and protect us all.Thanx and I appreciate both your lovely comments and beautiful thoughts.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      6 years ago from TEXAS

      Sometimes it can seem that we humans are our own worst enemies. We need the forests, yet we destroy them faster than they can replenish. That is not smart! But we don't HAVE to do it. What we do have trees lack is a lot more CHOICE. If only we'd use it more wisely.

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      I Love Trees for their Beauty and for their Grace...Your Poem is a Tribute to all that and more. Lovely, my Friend, simply Lovely.

      "I think that I shall never see a Poem as Lovely as a Tree" Poet, Joyce Kilmer.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      femmeflashpoint You grounded me once again.Thanx for sharing the good points we have.I still would love to live that old.

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      6 years ago

      We gotta push Michael. And, though the trees see a whole lot of life passing by, and usually outlive us by ages ... they never get to go anywhere or do anything other than a little swaying in the wind, star watching, rooting, leafing and ...

      I'd rather be us, lol!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Jenchistopherson Thanks,I take all the help I can get.Maybe it's my eyes.Maybe it's my grammar.But either way I am happy you came to read how nice indeed.

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      Jen Christopherson 

      6 years ago from Oklahoma

      This is beautiful! I have voted it up. There is only one thing that I noticed about it and that was a typo at the beginning. You have three "f"s on off. Hope this helps!


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