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!