~ breathed her last ~ [Dedication to the love of Fiona McCafferty]

Spring abounds on the land around
But not for this old girl
The winter past has been her last
She’s not long now for this world

No more shade can she give each blade
No shelter for birds to nest
No more air will she clean there
For centuries she’s done her best

So pay homage to her pat the trunk of her
And thank her for all she has done
For without such trees cleansing the breeze
There would be no beast or man!

~ breathed her last ~ [Dedication to the love of Fiona McCafferty]

adgray

Frankston, Australia

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Possibly this tree hasn’t died but it made me think of when they stop living … do we even notice? and just how important they are to us! ♣
and then these words filled my head!
Thank you Frank McCafferty for such an inspirational image !! ♥

Sad Tidings
I received a bmail from Frank that very day:

“Breathed Her Last” Divine intervention adgray and you did not even know it Honey.
My Wife of Twenty Eight Years Fiona Aged 49 Passed away Peacefully at 10 05 Am UK time this Morning

My wife has been ill for some time and this piece and the timing of it is Magical almost Fiona passed away with Alcohol Related Liver Disease A Family illness to be Honest
I Am absolutely astounded and gob-smacked at the timing and relationship to me of your fabulous poem. There is something real spooky here a message from God Perhaps."

I too am gob-smacked!
I never add a gender to a tree [how demoralizing for the tree!] but these words just flooded me as my words do and I had no idea why the need to use the gender “She” was soooo strong!
…… I do now ♥

I have sat on this news from Frank for 3 days now as I felt it his place to inform the world not mine – a virtual friend but a veritable stranger.
I now dedicate this poem to Frank’s Wife Fiona and the love she gave her family and to Frank for a lifetime!

<[see his post?]

Chookas my dear sir, my heart goes out to you! ♥

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