Modern dinosaurs

violent winds swirling
roots torn, spines fractured, broken
history in ruins

fallen, decaying
casualties of climate
in a world, denying

I speak for the trees
cadavers among the flock
modern dinosaurs

Yiddish phrase:

A young tree bends, an old tree breaks. A yung baimeleh baigt zikh, an alter brecht zich.

As we near the end of earth month, please, can I ask you, speak for the trees. Plant one, or many, for momma earth. She needs our help. Trees,Β they are like the chicken soup for the air.



50 thoughts on “Modern dinosaurs

  1. I am lucky, I have so many trees at the bottom of my garden. I love your poem and i hope the modern dinosaurs are stopped before it’s too late.

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  2. We love our trees, and there have been a couple of big ones here on our road that have come down over the past two or three years, a huge elm and a lovely bee-buzzing chestnut tree.
    We miss them and I still see them filling up their spaces in the sky when I pass their homes on my walk.

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  3. We definitely need more trees on our planet. I always feel bad for the cities because they lack trees and I find that depressing. Trees make me happy. They make me feel at peace with myself and with the world. The world needs more trees:) #LGRTStumble

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  4. We definitely need to start paying more attention to Mother Nature and to what we’re losing. I couldn’t agree more. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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  5. You are a wonderful poet Lisa! I tried to plant a tree a few weeks ago, and then the heay snow came again and the poor thing didn’t survive. I’ll have to try again! #BlogCrush

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  6. I you tried growing avocado from its seed. I’ve grown 3 tress already! But 2 died in the snow. πŸ˜₯ I will continue trying with my avocado tree planation. πŸ™‚ xx

    Thank you very much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

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  7. So true, Lisa… Nature needs our help desperately. Trees are sustenance, and yet we keep destroying them in record numbers. Still, it gives me hope that more and more people seem to be realizing this (in spite of ‘the world, denying’) and joining in, even in little ways β€” like planting one, like refusing to cut down the ones in their yards β€” to care for the planet. Got to keep it up, though, which is why I’m glad to have found this post πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much for the visit at Vidya’s for my guest post, and the beautiful comment you left there. Much, much appreciated. Wishing you a fabulous weekend!
    Guilie @ Life In Dogs

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