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Trees

If Nature’s wrath we could appease
By sacrificing noble trees,
Then She should well be satisfied,
For scores of trees have up and died.

I reconnoitered city blocks
Where people stood, absorbing shocks
Of once majestic elms and oaks
Destroyed by Mother Nature’s strokes.

Some split in half, their branches strewn
And lives extinguished, years too soon;
So helplessly they languish, prone,
Their false facade of vigor blown.

The storm recedes, the damage done,
The clean-up barely just begun;
But roots and hearts alike were torn.
We sweep up limbs and leaves and mourn.

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  1. Date: 10/31/2012 11:41:00 AM
    EXCELLENT WRITE WITH BEAUTIFUL RHYME ILENE .. WE LOST TONS OF TREES TO HURRICANE SANDY HERE IN NEW JERSEY .. SO TRAGIC TO SEE THEM FALL AND DIE .. THANKSS FOR SHARING LUV ..

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 8:33:00 PM
    Just wonderful Ilene!You are a gifted poet.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 1:49:00 PM
    Ilene, this is a wonderful tribute to these poor old trees we have sacrificed. Your great feeling for them is evident in this poem.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 12:32:00 PM
    wow, really descriptive and hits me on the right spots, ilene... a fine jewel of a piece..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:41:00 AM
    This is a fantastic poem written in iambic tetrameter, a very popular style for poetry. I have read this today when I am sure that in many many places of America many noble trees have been sacrificed to the storm. I hope you are safe ilene - and your lovely trees too.

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 9:58:00 AM
    What an incredibly wonderful poem you have written here. Excellent piece. Bravo!