POEMS: “The Best Time To Plant A Tree Is Twenty Years Ago, The Second Best Time Is Now” by Trina Graves

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“The Best Time To Plant A Tree
Is Twenty Years Ago
The Second Best Time
Is Now”

Quote Title: Unknown Author
Poem: Trina Graves

The best time to plant a tree
Is twenty years ago
To give it the essential time
To develop, bloom and grow

Of course, this isn’t relevant
If you are still a youth
But, I’m sure you can see
This plain and simple truth

Trees are vital to our life
Here on this planet Earth
But do we really appreciate
Our trees, for all their worth?…

Some say, if trees gave wi-fi
We would all be planting more
Instead, they give us oxygen
Life’s breath, crucial to our core

Trees sustain our life
We’re inherently entwined
Why do we chop them down
When other sources we can find

Every child would benefit from
Planting a tree when they are small
Gaining more than just ‘green fingers’
Through the years as both grow tall

So, if you have not planted a tree
Years ago for time to allow
It’s growth and needed life-force
The second best time is NOW

Trina Graves (Feb. 2017)

(Posted with permission from the author)

http://www.spiritual-quotes-to-live-by.com

 

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