Stifle: A Tree Calls for Help

rocky springs tree april 28

 

Big tree struggling

stifled by mismanagement of the land

greed and overuse

guided by a human hand

 

The struggle is real

yet the tree survives

looking for alternatives

to keep itself alive

 

After the assault

other humans came to help

focusing on restoration

hearing the yelp

 

The tree recovers

it will take years

living a long life

overcoming the fear

 

The forest lives on

providing a rich life

to all who nurture her

lessons from strife

 

Nature is renewing

this great natural resource

bounty with preservation

setting a new course

 

My soul is nourished

lessons from within

enjoying the wonder

by not stretching the forest too thin

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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20 responses to “Stifle: A Tree Calls for Help

    • It is sad. The good news about that particular tree is that is now part of a protected area in Mississippi. The tree is old and steps are being taken to preserve the land. Thanks for reading.

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