Where Did the Trees Go

I heard RJ recite this poem. It is the same poem taught to us when we were in the 4th grade.

~Joyce Kilmer~

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray,
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose blossom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems were made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree.

Where did the trees go? I wonder where they are now. The only trees we have in the neighborhood are Malunggay trees (Moringa Oleifera). It is sad that RJ seldom sees big trees and whenever we want her to see big trees just like the one above we have to go to Quezon City Memorial circle.

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Take Care of Mother Nature

The weather was gloomy yesterday and the other day it was raining hard the whole day. The rivers overflowed resulting to flooded areas in Metro Manila that made several roads impassable to traffic. There were also landslides in other places that damaged 8 houses. Three people died and two others were reported missing due to floods. Two died from drowning, one of them is a 9 months old baby. The other one died from electrocution. These were sad news caused by typhoon “Isang”. The Mother Nature once again showed her dismay on our abuse to her. When are we going to take care of her? Let us not wait for more calamities and disasters to come before we do our share. We can start by simply not throwing our garbage on rivers and refrain from using non-biodegradable materials that can clog the drainage. Stop cutting trees and plant more instead. Let’s not abuse the earth for one day there will be no nature for future’s birth.

Today, I am glad to see that Mr. Sunshine is up again. It is a beautiful day. Isn’t it nice that our children can play outside? We can’t stop Mother Nature from crying but we can prevent the rivers from overflowing and our roads from flooding by taking care of the Mother Nature. Here is a link for a poem about Human and Nature by Ayesha Raoof. I can’t post it here due to their copyright policy.

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