Last Thursday, the trees went missing
Every last one of them, roots and all
Search parties were sent out
Distraught environmentalists held candlelight vigils
Tree experts were called in, profiles were made
Protocols were followed. Nothing.
The fugitives are at large, the DA’s office said
We are doing everything we can
Suspects were rounded up and brought in for questioning
A cigar and a table were held back as possible leads
A natural photography book broke down
Meanwhile, a team was sifting soil round the clock looking for roots
A naturalist spending the weekend at a nudist camp
Suddenly noticed it was raining on the moon
Observatories confirmed: The delinquent trees had indeed relocated
And were currently giving us the finger
14 thoughts on “Hour 14 – Bloody Trees”
This is great, I loved the last line!
My favorite too!
Made me smile. A serious subject treated with humor, and well done, to boot!
Thanks! I too like the way this has turned out.
The title garnered my attention and it made me wonder about the content. And it was definitely the right choice to read your poem!! I loved the many metaphors that added a humor spice to a serious gist. I found it entertaining but straight to the point. Thank you for this awesome poem. It made my day :))
Thank you 🙂
The kind of message that this poem gives is what we really need, especially with such a play at words!
This is so great. I don’t usually go for nature or pastoral poetry, but this thoroughly entertained me. Nice work.
Thanks! Entertained me too!
I absolutely loved this! While humorous, I found myself nodding at the end and raising a one finger salute too. The genuine concern with the tongue-in-cheek approach held my attention! Well very well done!
Thanks for your inspiring feedback, especially the ‘held my attention’ bit. I’ll try to create that mindset more often.