Wisdom of the Yawning Tree

As the old tree yawned
its wisdom awoke and said:
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Bugs that ate my insides out
flew off in a woodpecker.
I tried to laugh,
but only yawned
because I was too tired.
Life and death circles ’round
coming as it’s going
on wings of irony born.       ~ms

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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5 Responses to Wisdom of the Yawning Tree

  1. what a beautiful inspiration !!

    very imaginative dear…i liked this post so much!

  2. Genie says:

    This is one of the beauties of nature – there is an organic system in place that uses waste and unwanted things like insects and weeds are food for other species. No waste and everything is recycled.

    Such a gorgeous poem.

    • Thanks Genie.
      And, in spite of the huge hole, that tree is still standing in the woods of my backyard……yawning a perpetual yawn. 😉

      • Genie says:

        I have a tree in my yard that the deer chewed up so much on the bark every year that I thought it would not survive, however, it’s still there and has even begun to flower in the spring. 😉

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