Tree Plea

Decades of stars and sun I’ve seen
This is where I’ve always been

Battling wind and snow and ice
Time and again I’ve paid the price

My roots have firmly taken hold
I wish to stay here and grow old

Don’t make me go I love it here
To all of us this place is dear

So many of my friends have fallen
The Grim Reaper for me comes calling

Let me add another ring
Save me from the chain saw’s sting

If I could speak I’d be so bold
Proclaim my worth in ounces gold

Progress must happen I am told
Soon I’ll be felled for a new road

My fate is sealed that much is clear
Until that day I live in fear

I am a stately, regal tree
Don’t cut me down, just let me be

 

Earth Day – 2018

Enjoy Your Gift

Life
Should be like
Opening a
Gift

Done slowly
And
Methodically

With great
Anticipation

Untying the bow
And
Setting it aside
For
Future use

Sliding your fingers
Under the tape
To carefully loosen it
Without
Tearing the paper

Taking
A quick peek
To see if you can tell yet
What’s inside

Slipping off the wrappings
And being
Delighted
With what you find

Done properly
It takes
Decades