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Trees

Trees, trees, everywhere, and no one stops to think What we may lose as all mankind nears a crucial brink. When oaks and elms and other trees just simply cease to be, Less Oxygen will be sent into the air we breathe. Where will be the majesty of mighty cypress trees, That pose in stately beauty for all the world to see? What will be the price we pay if, someday, they’re all gone, And we are left here breathless to, somehow, carry on? The life of trees can be started by Mother Earth herself, Or, sometimes, by some gardener in a pot upon a shelf. Regardless, how they’re started, we need to wonder why These beauties of creation are called upon to die. Redwoods and sequoias that grace our western shore Stand as mighty icons that we dare not ignore. When left to die by nature’s plan I believe that you will see They will outlive mortal man by at least a century. To those who say God meant for man to use them as we need I don’t believe He meant decisions to be governed by our greed. I will not be labeled as a ‘tree hugger’ – not by any measure. I’ll just continue speaking out for mankind’s silent treasure. Written By John Posey 07/08/13

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:03:00 PM

    Hi John, I also can't spell Cheers Brian

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 10/27/2013 9:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's OK Brian, when I see something out of order... It makes me stop and thimk..... Jake
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 8:01:00 PM

    So uncomfortably true To see in our livetime these changes I love the Bush (Forest) when I read this I realise that I.m Geen Brian

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 10/27/2013 9:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your visit, my friend. I am concerned for those who will see the woodlands scourged..... Jake
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 4:30:00 AM

    I love trees and often they are mingled in my poetry...they can be so beautiful in autumn and even when bare in winter with some fresh fallen snow they are picturesque ...why would we want to kill them off? I am fortunate to be surrounded by them...good poem :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 10/18/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. .... Jake
  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:31:00 AM

    It's a very good, thoughtful and sensitive poem John. Thank you for it. G.

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 7:38:00 AM

    Trees are the most vital part of our ecology ...no trees no us....great write John

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/6/2013 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Joseph.... Peace be unto you.... Jake
  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:17:00 AM

    Awesome message in this poem, im with you on this one John.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 9/1/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my friend. I appreciate your comment.... Jake
  1. Date: 8/19/2013 6:58:00 PM

    John, you are quite an exception for me. Usually I abhor "odes to nature or to grandma" type poems, but you managed to make me enjoy this piece, despite my bias. That's not an easy thing to do. You, my friend, have surprised me, enlightened me and made me think twice, and that is something I immensely enjoy. Kudos upon kudos :)

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 5:09:00 PM

    oh gosh, here was a current one I had not seen. I like how you put it at the end. You don't have to be a tree hugger, but just someone with common sense and appreciation.

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:51:00 PM

    very well put and you said it all so beautifully. thanks for sharing

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/31/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Connie. Your visit is appreciated.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 6:08:00 PM

    I think thats its good that you gave a voice to those voiceless creation that we are surrounded by.Loved this one here Jake.I thought it was a fine write..

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/27/2013 6:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My friend, I thank you for your visit and I am happy you enjoyed my work.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/21/2013 7:29:00 PM

    Wonderful poem; Jake I am a great lover of trees and I want to cry when people cut them down. We will never see another so large in our lifetime. It is like cutting time down with it. Thanks for your always welcome support and comments on my poems. SuZ

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/21/2013 7:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SuZ, your visits are always a highlight... Jake
  1. Date: 7/20/2013 2:45:00 PM

    I love this! Such a good write, and I agree with Sara- love the topic as well! :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/20/2013 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Anne. I appreciate your visit.....Jake
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 6:09:00 AM

    Yes, trees are here for a reason..We need them to be able to continue to carry on as humans..Great topic that you have chosen and wonderful presentation of that topic..Thanks for your support by visiting my work..Sara

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/12/2013 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Sara....I enjoy your visits.... and your portfolio.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:14:00 PM

    I love trees...this is a beautiful sincere plea to mankinds selfish needs....informative & honest read...thanks for sharing, really enjoy your thoughts jake....cherie~{3.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/11/2013 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. I don't normally vent this way I just felt the need to say something. I respect the fact that there is always another side of the issue.... I just wonder if trees feel love or pain or sense of belonging.....Jake
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:30:00 PM

    This is a thoughtful poem.thank you...I lived in Arkansas a while where some areas still clearcut and its awful!!!!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/10/2013 3:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, sweet Donna, it's nice to read your comments in the early morning... or anytime, for that matter. Your friendship is a blessing... morning hugs... Jake
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 4:01:00 PM

    love this thoughtful piece

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/9/2013 6:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Jack. I just believe we should be more aware of what is happening in some parts of the world... Jake
  1. Date: 7/9/2013 8:57:00 AM

    Wonderful dedication to the beauty and perfection of our "oxygen" friends. I too am not a 'tree hugger', but detest the careless actions of ignorant people to help keep our planet alive.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/9/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Kim. I was once close to the timber industry and saw both sides of this environmental argument... Jake
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:01:00 PM

    Excellent poem John for the contest. A very well crafted poem you penned with a message filled with wisdom. Hugs and love, Gail

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/8/2013 7:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Gail, I must have just missed the contest. I can't find it..... Oh well, maybe next time.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 2:45:00 PM

    Well done Jake, someone has to speak out about the awful greed that is the human race, I loved your poem Thank you Peter

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Peter, I'm always pleased to see your comments. I truly look forward to your visits... I value your friendship... Jake