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The Dying Tree

A dog threatened asks not why he’s under attack 
He bears his fangs and snarls right back 
When a river is blocked it feels no heartache 
It keeps on rolling until the dams break
A duck has no sorrow when chicks leave her side 
Whether instinct or knowledge she takes it in stride 
A squirrel will not dwell on nuts never found 
He knows there are many more in the ground
The tree that is dying laments not its fate
It does not regret having begun too late
It has no gods to curse and no tears to cry 
No future to mourn nor past to deny

Would that these lessons were not lost on me 
But mine is the burden of humanity

July 23, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/24/2018 4:20:00 AM
the oldt hanging tree has no tears
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Date: 7/23/2018 8:14:00 PM
lost? you voice them
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