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Valley of Trees Caleb's In The Woods Contest

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Valley of Trees Caleb's In The Woods Contest

I looked everywhere to find some woods
I asked a friend to show me if he could

There once was a time there were trees all around
Although we kept looking there were none to be found

I've seen pictures of forests that used to cover the earth
Sadly they all vanished long before the day of my birth

Way back in the past I'm told the world was pristine
Trees, forests and animals, lakes that would gleam

They just watched, the warnings they didn't heed
The planet decimated, people just watched it bleed

So off to a museum called the valley of the trees
Artificial replicas, real ones destroyed by our disease

I'm forced to travel to the woods in my mind
Although I've searched long and hard, only pretend can I find

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  1. Date: 10/12/2013 5:55:00 PM

    sadly true. There is so much loss in this world trees, rivers, lakes and animals...... sad yet thought provoking, wonderful work mate =)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:51:00 PM

    Congratulations.... awesome win....SKAT

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 10:53:00 AM

    so true in many places, sadly enough...I am lucky, I live in a development surrounded by maple trees, and behind the house is a wooded area, with a small stream, horses out to pasture behind that... enjoyed this one Richard...congrats :)

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:23:00 PM

    Contest Winners: In the Woods. Sponsored by: Caleb Smith. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem in this contest, Richard. - Pleased to read your poem, well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:06:00 PM

    nice win...Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 6:29:00 AM

    Loved this. While reading I was reminded of one of my poems about looking for rainbows which have become myths. I think I will post it.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/22/2013 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love your melting Rainbow poem.
  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:57:00 PM

    Reminds me of 'Big Yellow Taxi', by another talented Canadian. Grim but perfect picture of what the future may hold. I like your slant in this contest Rick, well done. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:49:00 PM

    So close to the truth Richard...really enjoyed your approach to this contest..good luck...:-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/9/2013 6:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 6:14:00 PM

    Richard....this is the sad reality of our world...You brought it to light with this piece.... Good luck!! Soup Mail...some observations about this piece...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/9/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the soup mail.
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 5:26:00 PM

    oh.. artificial trees... in a museum,.. to show how things used to be. sad but I could see this happening in the future :( awesome write. Makes me appreciated the trees around me.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/9/2013 5:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I love being in the forest and the smell of the trees. I hope this never come true.
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 1:16:00 PM

    Clever and awesome write! Hope it never comes to this. Happy belated birthday! Hope all you wished for came true. XO

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/9/2013 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the Birthday wish!
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 11:10:00 AM

    a ruse awakening pressing the dim of reality in a most appealing and poetic way, rich!... on another point, here's a toast to a wonderful Virgo.. have a blast, birthday boy!!...:) huggs!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/9/2013 3:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks nette, also appreciate the birthday wish and hug.:0)
  1. Date: 9/9/2013 9:45:00 AM

    Fierce & full of finely harsh truth! Humanity is our own worst enemy, unless we wake up. Fantastic job!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/9/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Drake. Yes I had a very good day.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 9/9/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh and HAPPY FRIGGIN BELATED BIRTHDAY! =D I can't believe I missed the memo yesterday on Becca's poem. I hope you had a blast sir!