But it’s too late
The tree screams
Cut to a stump
Far too young
Directly into my
This 40 year old
Has come to the end
And not revered
The average Redwood
lives 500-700 years
Cut to the core
Mourning My Friends,
This happened yesterday and it feels like Wordless Wednesday, so if I don’t comment for a bit please understand. I’m heartsick at the moment. I only post 2-3 times a week but I needed to get something out, so it didn’t fester all day inside. I’ve been trying to cover our fence line ever since we moved in but nothing seems to grow. So to come out and see this yesterday, truly sent me in a tisey. For protection of privacy, I didn’t show the whole picture where we can see their entire house now.
Better Days Ahead, but today I grieve.
Thanks for listening to my rant!
Such emotional power in this piece . It’s very engaging . I love this . This is beautiful ❤️
Thank you so much Brittany.. so glad it resonated with you ! 💖💖🙏
Absolutely did 🙂☺️
I had a mimosa tree growing between my garage and a neighbor’s house . It was strange positioning in the least but I still was broken hearted when my neighbor cut it down . I still remember my friend’s reaction when I told her my reasoning for calling her sobbing inconsolably into the phone speaker. She thought someone had died . To me, it felt that way though . I named that tree Rosie . I would talk to it almost everyday and spend time writing poetry by it. I used to climb on my garage to do that. As a kid / teen , I was always climbing haha 🤣 . But in all seriousness, my Rosie tree was not causing any harm to the foundation of my neighbors home or my garage so the fact that they cut it down destroyed me for weeks . To be honest, I’m still upset about it when I think about it to this day !!! I’m sorry you went through that Cindy . This post is beautifully written .
Oh I’m sooo sorry to hear and I feel your pain. That had to be so maddening and disheartening. Yes, not everyone can get the impact of how these things can affect us. Oh I love that you gave the name Rosie to your tree and kept her spirit alive. I’m sure you’re still upset as I am watching them have all of their friends in today for the superbowl party with lots of noise going on. And now I realize too, there is nothing wrong with the tree they just wanted it more open so the kids friends could jump on the trampoline next to our fence. I hope one of them doesn’t land in our yard.
Oh Im glad you like my poem. Thank you so much! 🙏💖😎
You’re welcome ! And it’s true !! People just can’t see outside of their narrow scope sometimes . It isn’t even entirely their fault . That’s the sad part. We want to be angry with them . But it’s hard to stay angry when we realize how society misleads some people . It’s sad. Life , all life matters, no matter whether deemed unimportant to some. It’s a hard pill to swallow. You’re welcome. I absolutely loved it and felt it
It’s so true!! It’s hard to get our head around it!!!
It is 🙂
A sad event. Maybe plant a new tree in its memory?
You are very astute and kind. Yes, I’ll be planting quite a few. Thank you sooo much!!
Oh Cindy, I feel your pain and anger and you have expressed it so well..Planting trees in its place is a good thing to do..but it won’t give back to the redwood the 660 more years it would have thrived…:( Your description was visceral and very moving!
oh yes Karima and I’m glad to know you could relate to it so deeply. You are soooo right and it turns my stomach everytime i see it gone. Thanks you truly! 💖