Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Just for a moment
I chose to be
a fool, breathing you.

Standing tall,
confident majestic
I inhaled
grandiose generosity.
You taught me
love untouchable,
reality's treasure
exhuded from you
to me
for free.
Stolen embrace
lingers like ether
in my soul,
body essence.

Peacefully I smile
at ferver, contempt,
anger, ignorance.
"You fool!"

Passively I watch
our roots destroyed.
I pray your hug
forgives us.
I read a magazine article recently, which highlighted the importance of trees. Without them we cannot exist. Trees are becoming very important to me lately. I want to honor them.

Submitted to One Shot Poetry.


  1. inhaling grandiose generosity..i like that myrna...trees ARE majestic..and i just love to lie beneath a tree and enjoy the shade, roughness and energy..

  2. i hear you on this...i am a tree hugger from way back...i find my peace there and they are slaughtered at an alarming rate...

  3. I'm afraid of trees. I mean, I won't cut them down or anything but they do scare me. Not little ones, the big giant trees that sometimes come to life and chase you. I loved this and it made me like the trees better.

  4. we are of the same tribe, M

    Aloha from Waikiki :)

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  5. Myrna...
    What a great poem!
    Thank You so much!

  6. Oh love the last line...says so much "I pray your hug forgives us"...I do too...bkm

  7. A beautiful moment...I actually visit certain trees, so much appreciated.

  8. beautiful sweet Myrna...I've been known to hug a tree or two in my life...they give and give...how can we not appreciate, care for and adore them?

  9. yes, the beauty of god's rich creation...hug them before we lose them...great reminder...thank you

  10. This is simply beautiful, Myrna. Powerful ending.

    I want to thank you for your kindness over at my blog & for adding yourself to the VIP Lounge. Smiling...I like to greet all newcomers with a glass of pink champagne or a beverage of their choice!
    I'm following you too...can you see me? (smile).

    Thank you so much for your encouragement & I look forward to your next visit.

    Best wishes.

  11. Hug a tree
    With such glee
    As you never know when they will be all gone
    Thanks to some mook wanting to extend their lawn
    Great words you wrote
    As they hit every note

  12. there is much beauty and sadness in this. both beginning and ending are especially strong. great write!

  13. Myrna this is so beautiful ~ loved the last post too although I didn't comment on it.
    Hope all is well in your world!

  14. just thought i'd stop by, say hi and wishing you a lovely weekend myrna