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Poetry

The chair

(with a nod to Sir Spike Milligan)

They took a chainsaw

to an elderly resident of the forest

where it ended up on a journey

to a woodcutters yard

The tree in its prime

rose high into the air

a resting place for aviators

on their way to other shores

but now its been chopped

shaped and reformed

it’s children – look different to the tree

deformed

and they’re asked by the

craftsman’s son or daughter

“Why’d you chop down that big tree

To make me look shorter ?”

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Abstract Nature Outdoors Poetry

Drastic Haircut

In order to save their bosses some cash

the boys in charge of pruning

on the posh side of the road

gave the walkways arbors

really serious hair cuts

people were amused (or aghast)

as the trees they walked past

cautiously walking over in their shoes, pumps or boots

raised bricks caused by lumps of the trees roots.