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Opinion

Tree Wisdom


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 06, 2021 - 10:46 AM

The wind, the might-

The buffering by living trees-

Putting out their branches to protect

Life and Limb

Some, though, limbs attached to trunks,

Crashed through roofs, upended sidewalks,

Smashed cars

Miracles abound, though, as we take in the

Tornado tortured terrain-

But all those thousands of wise old trees- gone-

Leaves me breathless,

Birds homeless,

An ache in every cell.

We have lost a profound sense of place,

A connection to the lifeline-

Please Oh Great and Wondrous spirit,

Divine Love-

Bless us, our community,

As we pick up our soggy sails,

And push forward,

Immersed in the sea of life.

Phyllis Graham

Newnan