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by Chuck Buckner
Friday, May 23, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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True Story. Near where I live, I watched as huge, hundred year old oaks were leveled to create a new shopping center. Now, the building and huge parking lot stands empty and has been so for several years. A new shopping mall was built acrosss town.



I look at an empty parking lot
parking spaces painted,
yellow lines nice and neat

I once looked at huge white oak
trees here, in this place,
growing wild and free

Chainsaws cut them all down
leveled them, nice and neat.
progress, money.

Squirrels fed here
for hundreds of years
progress comes with a price

The huge building is empty too
since the new supercenter
opened across town

Since the building and lot are empty
not being used
I wonder, how long would
It take to put the trees back?



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Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/23/2008
In my philosophy, Chuck, we're all brothers and sisters to the tree.
So what happened to your huge oak trees is plain ol' murder. Good
poem, damn well written. - Gene.

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