Paperbark

I stand tall, like to shed my bark.

human beans use it to create art

sentinels that guard sacred grounds

unusual majestic versatility astounds

 

shorter ones produce tea tree oil

we prefer to grow in swampy soil

Australian natives we grow quick

bark is whitish papery n thick

 

all trees contribute to clean the air

home to many creatures, we care

we grow nuts and fruits with flair

mango plums peach and pear

 

destroying us is mighty unfair

we grow with grace don’t make us rare

plant more and hug us if you dare

we are vital for survival

 

Carrot Ranch Challenge, May 16, 2019, prompt:In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that goes in search of trees. It can be one particular tree, a grove, woods, or forest. What makes the tree worth seeking? Go where the prompt leads!

25 comments

  1. Is it near you kate?
    ..if yes, then you are very lucky to be aroud that beautiful tree…we used to have a big mango tree from my hometown and i used to hug it …really tight…i would playfully say “thank you for the sweetest mangoes ever”…they were really sweet..we’ve grown it naturally..no pestecides whatsoever

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  2. If I have understood correctly, then your poem concerns the protection of nature. There is to be diversity, then the earth is born. Monoculture kills, sterilizes the earth.
    greetings

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  3. Lovely – I’ve not gotten to this prompt yet.
    Between what I’ve planted and what the birds have gifted I’ve not enough sun for a proper veg garden in my back yard 😉
    I’ve a raised garden on my driveway where the sun shines. Some veg and herbs seem to be growing 😀

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    • At least my back yard. There’s an neighborhood that once belonged to a grocer (I think) he had an apple orchard on it. When he sold it for home lots one of his restrictions (if one could call it that) was that each property had to maintain at least one of the old apple trees. While some of those trees might be gone by now due to age or anything else… there might be a few yet that have been taken care of 🙂

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