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The Tree MAG

June 2, 2021
By natsunderman BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
natsunderman BRONZE, Olympia, Washington
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There's a big oak tree sitting in the park.
I've spent long summer days sitting
beneath it,


Watched its leaves fall each year,
Admired how the sun catches on its
snow-covered limbs.


There's a large forest near the big oak tree
With more birds than you could count,


Trees so high you could see the whole
world,


Hot afternoons spent exploring, and
Afternoons coming home in muddy boots.


There's an overgrown trail I would always
walk down.


Listening to the leaves crunching beneath
my feet,
Watching the birds singing in the trees,


Trying to count each flower and each bee,
Admiring the serenity of the forest and me.


There's another kid just like me,
Falling in love with their own oak tree,
Exploring the large forest and the
overgrown trail,


Discovering how beautiful the outdoors
can be.


But now my favorite tree is gone,
My favorite path was paved.


I'll do everything in my power,
So the new tree is saved.



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Lydiaq DIAMOND said...
on Aug. 5 at 7:03 pm
Lydiaq DIAMOND, Somonauk, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather be a forest than a street.
If I only could, I surely would.
I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet."

Yes! I just love camping also with all the trees.