Death Tree

I walk
Along the path where wheels are spun and
Feet tread
The morning hot, I am glad for blankets of
Cloud that hide the sun
Leaves scattered like splinters against the cement and
Like a child I step on them to hear their noise
A tree stands tall though dry
She is bound towards her base with plastic wrap
Here she holds like a mother of her young
Colourless flowers of plastic
In memory of a soul
Beside the highway as lives drive past
Someone had lost theirs
She is not dry for lack of water but
From sheding all her tears

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Death Tree

  1. Dearest Jen, when I drive past such places I do two things. 1. I slow down. 2. I say a silent prayer. This was such a special tribute to life, children and parents, too. This is why you found your place in the world, passing wisdom and love around. ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
    Amen.

    • Thank you so much and for offering a silent prayer to those who lost their lives. Our local councils at first weren’t happy about placing memorials such as these, but now they leave them. One place where I used to live even has a small tombstone in the nature strip. It is important for not only the families but as a reminder to those on the roads, that death can happen, to drive carefully. Hugs for your kind words. ❤️❤️

    • Thank you so much darling, a constant reminder to those who drive to be careful. I’m sure if every family placed a tribute to their loved ones who passed from car accidents, there would be many more colourless flowers along our roads. Hugs. ❤️❤️

  2. I used to see these a lot in South America. Saying a silent prayer as Robin does is such a good idea. I always seem to say, automatically and silently, I am so sorry. Thank you for this post — such an eloquent reminder to think of those who have passed, with love.

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