The Rings of Trees

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Another chapter in the new Dark Side of Moon saga...

The Rings of Trees


Counting the days it takes to create a mountain,
Seeking connections between man's existence and time.
Noah can attest a month's worth of rain creates oceans.
Looking for answers to questions you may never find.
 
A snowflake can blanket a piece of the world when multiplied,
Is it true that no two are ever exactly alike?
Each grain of sand that ebbs and flows at high tide,
Is a fragment of God's chiseled artistic psyche.

How many seconds exist in an average lifetime?
Does a leaf have more cells than stars in the milky way?
A hand-full of seeds when planted can fill a skyline.
Mother nature tracks her hours through growth and decay.

Layers of earth cover billions of yearly reminders,
Trees are the hour hands of God's vigilant watch.
Their inner circles conceal time-linear definers,
Infinite cords of natural perpetual clocks.

When mankind finally destroys the world he lives in.
When the moon and the sun suddenly cease to shine.
What will become of our homes, our friends and children?
Will the pillage of botanic arrogance equal the crime?

When life's no longer defined by one's soul and purpose.
When forest's are totally sacrificed for malevolent needs.
When foliage and pestilence no longer propagate earth's surface,
Woodlands sheared remnants of an ecologic disease.
The last full measure of our inhumane, deplorable co-existence,
May reside in the formidable remains of the rings of trees.


Copyright © September 2009
Kevin Mooney

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knight4696 commented on The Rings of Trees

11-09-2009

Kev - A very inquisitive view .... Very thought provoking.... with the vast array of Floyd songs it is difficult to place this one. But it certainly has the feel! Love the questioning within. Great Job! Ken

susanismith commented on The Rings of Trees

10-12-2009

Only you can turn a bunch of unanswerable questions that people ponder upon once or twice in their life into poetry... luring people to ask the questions again and "yeah...why is it that the sky is blue?..." and then with a blink... you open their eyes to the very point that as miraculous, small and large, is still fragile and can be taken away without care....due to other eyes shut... or just don't care! "Man" is always trying to re-invent the wheel...it's a mocheesmo thing.... I love you biblical analogies... it's always refreshing. Yet again, another masterpiece....

susanismith

10/12/2009

sorry for the typos

BILLY28 commented on The Rings of Trees

10-04-2009

Kmooney, This is a very interesting piece, I don't see really where myself where pink F comes into place but it certainly does fit in with your other works. And I may add I still LOVE { Do Animals Cry} Thanks again my friend,Bless You

Charlie23 commented on The Rings of Trees

10-04-2009

I find you have an amazing talent in your writing. I admire your style as well as your philosophy!

ForeverPoet commented on The Rings of Trees

10-02-2009

nice! I being an avid Pink Floyd fan, can relate to the words. are you a musician as well, as I am? i agree they do in fat go hand in hand. kepp the mind going................keep rockin' glenn.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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