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Tombstone Editorial

Updated on March 2, 2010

The Newspaper

I don’t like news, newspapers,

I like trees.

You know those oxygen breathing lifeforms, which attract and support industry.

Not the distorted blowaways which attract and encourage negativity.

Trees come in all forms and sizes, you know.

They give off all sorts of aromas and tickle the imagination in all sorts of ways.

They are so open, so gullible and yet so strong.

They can kill, they can be killed.

They are home to those who are as as they – a miracle of nature.

And they are the substance of legends, ghost stories and politics.


They are misused.

They are destroyed and wiped out.

Some of us read about it and think,

My god, something must be done!

Fine thoughts.

But where did we read about it?

On the tombstone of a brother of course,

The Newspaper!


© 2010 bonetta hartig


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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      This was just beautiful. I love trees and still mourn the loss of the woods of my youth. I spent so many happy hours there. When they cut down the woods to build apartments, it seemed like the whole world had changed.

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      bonetta hartig 8 years ago from outback queensland

      so sorry I haven't answered before this, got caught up caring for a fried with cancer. I thank you all fortaking the time to read my work and really appreciate your comments and support - thank you again

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      Moulik Mistry 8 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Very powerful writing, well done...

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      Richieb799 8 years ago from Cardiff, Wales UK

      I live in a street called 'Pinewood Close' because it has Pine trees, every spring/summer the give off a aroma, it gives me nostalagia from when I used to play as a child too lol

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      I agree totally bonny, your words are strong yet sweet at times, aromas, killed, tombstone, Thanks bonny, Maita

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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Bonney you sure do have a way with words, and make us think at the same time. very thought provoking. thanks again.