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The Mighty Sequoia

In celebration of Earth Day I am posting 
The Mighty Sequoia

I began my life as a tiny sprout
In 1500 BC; now I'm a Giant Sequoia Tree.
I grew and grew then stalwart loomed,
At 1323 BC, the year King Tut became entombed.

I spread my limbs in a skyward plea
As the Great Wall of China begins in 221 BC
I towered tall before the fall
Of the Roman Empire, in 331 AD.

I'm growing very tall, and strong; I still survive...
As Shakespeare writes Romeo and Juliet in 1595.
In 1776, and all throughout American history
The Declaration of Independence is signed, and we are free.

Then in 1890 the best is set, and yet to be...
Sequoia National Park protects me and my family.
In 1969, space is conquered; on the moon man lands.
2004, our fate now weighs heavy in your hands.

The grooves in my trunk are plain to see
I am the 3,500 year old "Grizzly Giant" Tree!
I am as tall as the nations Statue of Liberty.
Logging must be stopped; please save me!

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong

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  1. Date: 5/5/2010 2:13:00 PM
    such a romp through history! Really makes you appreciate that the tree has seen more than we have! Please read when Madness Rides on Moonlight & comment for me? Light & Love (And a westward movement poem for you for my contest would be great!)

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 1:52:00 PM
    This is a great poem dear new friend and Happy Happy Birthday..Charma:)

  1. Date: 5/3/2010 9:02:00 AM
    These trees are living history, Connie. When I look at them and the redwoods I always take a journey back to the past and wonder how big they were when a special event occurred. Awesome poem! And best wishes for a happy birthday tomorrow! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 6:01:00 PM
    inspiring write Connie!

  1. Date: 4/30/2010 4:05:00 PM
    Connie, hey! DId you get my SM about asking your friend, Marie about my situation and about publishing a chapbook? Hugs, Jimmy

  1. Date: 4/23/2010 9:12:00 AM
    wow, connie, do they really live THAT long??? You did so well the way you captured history thru the telling of this tree's story. Very nice, dear. You gotta do the haiku picture challenges. They are so easy. I cannot believe I am writing haiku now. Well, of course Marie would say . "no andrea you are not writing haiku" hahaha.Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 4/23/2010 4:17:00 AM
    Most enjoyed the trip back it time, I followed the roots pretty good have your self a good day,,Irma