The Forest Weeps

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    • Back online after loosing internet for a long time. I am very happy to finally be back with all my friends and I hope to de writing and posting soon. Love Asha

    The Forest Weeps


    See me,
    in my beautiful green,
    with
    arms swaying in the wind.

    See me,
    with soft, lovely petals, colored by the
    rainbows blend.

    With mosses soft, and flowers so sweet,
    with green grasses that tickle
    Your feet.

    I live, I breathe, and I feed all those in need.
    Whose careless act, indeed,

    lights the match
    Which caused the deed?

    See me,
    I am black. My arms begin to crack.

    See my petals turn to dust,
    by the
    hands of those, who cared,
    not so much.

    See my grasses disappear,
    my mosses black, everywhere,
    by the hands of those,
    who did not care.
    I am Dead,
    I am Dead.

    Please, bring me back,
    to life again.

    Written by:
    turtle 1999
    ©
    Beaver Tree Originals

    Foot note: This is the one of the very first Native American poem/story I wrote that inspired the beginning of my writings and it speaks thus from the heart of my Indian heritage. Further more, turtle, is my Indian name given to me by my grandmother.

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    gmcookie commented on The Forest Weeps

    07-24-2010

    Apaq, It's funny how we have lost our connection with nature. That isn't how we started. All children are fascinated with the natural world... But somehow we grow out of that. If we really want to heal the earth we probably need to start by getting in touch with our inner child and healing ourselves... This one gets a 10 from me...

    ApaqRasgirl

    07/24/2010

    thank you dear for that great comment. Yes I think you are right, we need to reach down inside us and find that part of our life that conneted us so well with mother nature. I am thankful that there are still some of us who continue to teach our children how important this earth is to us and how important it is that we preserve it for future generations. Listen as the People said to Grandmother speaks from her heart. blessings dear friend, love and light Namaste** love asha

    alb29oclfl commented on The Forest Weeps

    03-15-2010

    few people view trees and plants, or even entire forest as anything other than an inanimate object, well conveyed

    ApaqRasgirl commented on The Forest Weeps

    03-15-2010

    So many people have read this one and did not make the connection of the meaning of this poem......as it is plain to see. love Asha

    earthly commented on The Forest Weeps

    03-08-2010

    I like trees more than some people-you speak so eloquently for them...Earthly

    queeniecup commented on The Forest Weeps

    03-08-2010

    Excellent description about forestry destruction! Could be used in a campaign..."only you can prevent forest fires" :-)

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