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Earth Day
by Katy L Walsvik

Thursday, April 22, 2004
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I dedicate this poem to Ed Kostro, whose own gentle nature and brave spirit has inspired me to embrace my own love of animals and nature. Thank you, Ed.

“Good Morning, dear Mother,
I’m ready to grow
In the shadow of father, an oak.
I long to be sturdy,
I long to give shelter
But this morning my heart nearly broke.”

“Those machines over there
Have frightened my friends
The squirrels, the birds and father, as well
The people he shaded
Who rested beneath him,
Now return to sound his death knell.”

“Shhhhh, little acorn, stay still, ‘neath the ground.
I will nourish you as best I can.
Mother’s in mourning, my children are dying.
It's his 'nature' this "progress" of man."

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Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/24/2004
I . . . wonderful sentiment . . . wonderfully worded poem . . .
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 4/23/2004
You are so sweet sometimes that it is almost to the point of being a fault, Tell me how you do it? Love
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/23/2004
Great write for a great man, this sure is a strong kinda message..
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 4/22/2004
What a strong voice you have here, Katy. This has a tranquil, yet disturbing message. Most powerful. Thank you.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/22/2004
powerful earth day poem!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/22/2004
Katy! Oh how this touches me. I love trees they are
such a precious gift from Creator,to give us such a
variety of things, medicine, food, shelter, shade, beauty
to mention just a few. This is a special poem as only you
can capture! I have an earth day poem, I forgot all about it;-)
Reviewed by Londis Carpenter 4/22/2004
I say let's sponsor a million tree march on Washington DC! Let's hear it for trees.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/22/2004
Katy, you are truly a kindred animal and nature loving soul. I am honored by both your poem dedication, and your friendship.

If only more humans could see through the eyes of that tree and that tiny acorn like you can, this world would be a much better place.

Thanks again, and this truly is a wonderful write.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/22/2004
Oh such sadness...I adore trees...I would rather go
buy another tree to plant than buy clothes or anything
else...and that is just where I am going tomorrow...
Man surely needs to wake up .... I loved this katy..
I hope that many read it...the last two lines really
touched me...people forget that trees are living
things....great poem....floria
Reviewed by Christine Morell 4/22/2004
This is such a tender dedication ...you have a real depth to your soul Katy.
~Chrissie
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/22/2004
Katy, We struggle with people coming by almost daily at times wanting to clear the trees off our land, ofcourse the answer is always NO, but they repeatedly return.
We have an oak tree in our back yard that is extraordinarily large, they just can't stand it because we won't let them tumble that tree. They've even went as far as telling us that we'll be calling them when it lands on our house because of a storm..
Well if that is God's will then so be it..but it's also His will for it to be growing there to begin with. And there it will grow as long as He chooses.
This is an excellent write Katy! Lisa
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr 4/22/2004
So true the world we live in that nature is replaced with the greed of man to profit with buildings and building.
having love of the woods and land it makes me so sad and mad.
thank you for this work here
Tommy
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/22/2004
Sorry state of affairs. Well said
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