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A World Inside A World

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Where Nature Thrives

It is often forgotten about

Left to fend for itself

With no help from mankind

It still manages to survive

No one takes the blame for a broken limb

Even for a fallen tree

It is part of a cycle

Nobody complains when an acorn is half bitten and chewed by a hungry squirrel

If it is pushed under the leaves from a heavy rain

Left alone on the ground to rot and decay

The trees still standing continue to take carbon dioxide in the Spring and Summer

Turn it into clean air

They also prevent flooding and erosion

Taking in thousands of liters of storm water

They can live from one hundred years up to a thousand years

What do we owe this wonderful treasure ?

So look around you

Appreciate those tall trees that you see

They have been around before you were born

Will be around long after you are gone

Unless man interferes and cuts them down

At what price will we pay?

For we do more harm than good


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DREAM ON (author) on October 21, 2020:

Brenda Arledge The Indians believed they could be one with nature. Maybe they had the right idea. They knew things that we didn't. Maybe we could find out many answers to solve our problems with the environment that we face today. Global warming seems to be an ongoing issue. Then again we have to take certain steps to save our planet for our children's sake. Thank you for reading and sharing so many good comments. I hope your day is a little bit brighter and so much nicer. It is fun to dream. When a dream becomes reality then it is amazing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 20, 2020:

Dream on,

Who knows...it just might be possible.

Happy sitting with your newfound friend...at least maybe you can sense what it is saying.

Have a great day.

DREAM ON (author) on October 20, 2020:

Brenda Arledge I heard long ago if you count the rings on a tree trunk you can tell how old the tree was. I am not sure how to tell how old it is while it is alive. I guess if we play our part and plant our own trees we will definitely know. I love the way trees withstand the strongest winds. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your love for old trees. I think if I sit under a tree I might be able to hear it talk so softly to me. It can be our little secret.

DREAM ON (author) on October 20, 2020:

Chrish Canosa It is really sad how we all take trees for granted. I live in Maine and I have trees all around me. The air smells so fresh and clean. I have never helped the trees in any way. I only pick up any leaves or branches that fall. Most of my trees are Oak, Elm, and a couple of Pine. Home for the birds and squirrels and Chipmunks. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Maybe people will start to realize how important trees are and help in small ways to keep our nature alive and well. Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 17, 2020:

I love old trees. I often wish they could talk & tell me the stories of life they have seen.

We should take care of them better.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on October 17, 2020:

It's hard to believe how idiot humans are. Ruining their own home. So hard to argue for they are so idiotically reasonable

I loved how you added all your concerns in this debate.

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