Mar 31
poem challenge: Great Poets
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When it comes to love

To love is to hurt

It is to cry and scream and kick and shout

We are pulled in all directions when it comes to love

Our hearts snap in half like a frail stick

But love itself, is everywhere

It blankets the earth like a shawl

Providing warmth when words turn cold

We can always look to the perspective of love

But it is far more difficult to be at the short end of the stick

When it comes to loving someone who does not reciprocate,

We crumble

One might say we accept the love we believe we deserve

Rather than seek the love we desire 

But that is the beauty of it's uncertainty

Love is unpredictable 

To love is to hurt

But it is also to feel

Jan 27
nonfiction challenge: Lifeline
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A Love Letter to Trees and a Wake-up Call From Trees

We, Humans, have something to say to you, Trees:
Dear Trees,

Thank you

Thank you for providing us with oxygen, fruit, a hug from time to time

Thank you for standing strong and mighty, providing a sense of stability

Thank you for letting us climb your sturdy branches

Thank you for ending our seasonal depression come spring

Thank you for shedding your vibrant fall leaves

Thank you for holding wildlife in your leafy arms

Thank you for singing in the wind

Thank you for holding a tire swing

Thank you for being the creator of the leaves in our leaf piles

Thank you for growing old

Thank you for being you, Trees

Now, we Trees have something to say to you, Humans:
Dear Humans,

No thank you

No thank you for ravaging the Amazon Rainforest