I am a Tree: On Arbor Day

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In this edition of Fiction Friday today’s story is “I am a Tree: On Arbor Day;” this story has been told before, but in honor of the holiday we’re posting it again.

I am a Tree

I am not just any tree! I am the tree in Wicked’s backyard, and to be more precise a silver maple tree. Like Rodney Dangerfield I feel like,    “I don’t get no respect”.

Do you know how ecologically precious I am? My favorite poem is “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer, and even Alfalfa of Our Gang  knows about this poem as you can see by this video.

I have deep roots in the community, and my branches spread wide so that my leaves can collect sunlight, and through the process of photosynthesis I give off the oxygen that you need to breathe. I feel fortunate to have my voice being heard today because my fellow brothers’ and sisters’ voices aren’t being heard.

It seems that every time the word progress is mentioned we trees are the ones that have to give our lives. Do you realize that you’re only hurting yourselves and the ecosystem of the planet every time you kill a tree? I don’t think that you do or you wouldn’t keep doing it!

I personally have been around for 89 years, you’ll have to excuse me for being so young, because some of us trees live to be 1000s of years old. I shake in my roots every time the Power Companies tree trimmers come to prune my branches. I worry that they’re going to recommend that I be removed (or killed) for the sake of safety.

I know the writing prompt for today said, “Write about a tree” but I thought you would like to hear what the tree itself had to say.

It's FridayThe End

Thanks for Listening,


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About Jeff

I started my Blog on November 25, 2006 and I wanted a Web page where I could "Learn Something New!" Windows Live Spaces made it so easy that even I could do it. I made a commitment to myself to write something in my Blog every day. My writing challenge ended on May 23, 2012.
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