The Burning Tree

They said the tree was burning but it couldn’t have been. I looked. I watched. I felt. No flames, no smell or heat but the tree was indeed burning. Beneath, small treasures with life were scampering and choking and thirsting. No one knew! No one could stop long enough to care. Caring had past it’s prime and now the bark that protected the life beneath was slowing and soon would become as the earth taking all the life beneath with it. They said the tree was burning and indeed, soon the ashes would tell the story we never knew…

The tree with it’s trunk of treasure was facing the fork in the branches as it slowly bowed to the swelling of living. How was it possible to ignore ones own self in favor of the forest around it? The ever invading roots tapping at it’s toes and blowing leaves from neighboring busy-bodies, pesky birds and the ole gal herself, Mother, pain in the trunk, Nature! How had the tree moved so far from it’s own nature and forgotten it’s treasures within…

I stirred them once and saw a rabbit who had lost it’s speed in favor of a turtles crawl and finding the new pace full of living. Their was a smile on his face as if he had swallowed the canary:) I stirred them twice and saw a pony who knew his stature as a stallion because he had out-run the flames by waking in time. I stirred them one last time and saw a small root still able to survive among the ashes because it had been buried deep and needed the courage to surface and climb…

The Burning Tree

Donna19

Joined May 2011

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