Sharing Sunday – A Tree Finally Speaks

A Tree Finally Speaks

Today’s Sharing Sunday piece is from a writer from somewhere new! Jennie is from the Philippines and her piece for you is about trees. She wrote it to give trees a voice, it’s a really beautiful piece, leave her some love in the comments and take a look at her site!

A Tree Finally Speaks

One night…

Me: 

In the absence of wind and mist

Who cradles your branches and leaves to sleep?

Tree: 

You!

Come near,  exhale 

Me: 

I haven’t brushed my teeth

My breath stinks

Tree:

Grab a leaf 

Scrub it in your mouth

And let me kiss your lips

Me:

You are crazy, tree!

Tree:

Hahaha look who’s talking to me?

Me:

Yeah maybe I’m crazy

Tree:

But seriously

Don’t ever think I sleep

I’m always awake

I breathe

Or else you’ll decease

Me: 

Do you suffer from giving grace?

Tree: 

Hold and touch my trunk

You’ll realize

Me:

Rough, whittled and mutilated

Tree: 

Still I stand

Tall

Even after the storm

If the storm is too bad

I’d fall

What’s worse?

I’d be a firewood or charcoal

Then ashes scatter through the air

To the land where I could grow again

Me: 

You are a hopeful tree

Tree: 

No, it’s the cycle of nature

From nothing to something

I said it in a simplest form

Me: 

You make me feel stupid

Tree:

Oh human you are not stupid

But ironic breed

Me: 

Huh?!

Tree:

You see

If not firewood or charcoal

You turn me into paper

And you all say

“SAVE THE TREES”

Me: 

Indeed, it is ironic…

About the Dreamer:

Jennie Evangelista-Cruz is a writer/poet from the Philippines.  She believes that poetry is the art that expresses and listens to human spirit, nature, universe, the infinite and unknown. To find out more about her poetry take a look over onto her website.

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