Why do they do it

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Photo copyright: Loretta Notto

Why do they do it, I ask myself that every day. We do them no harm, in fact we help them quite a lot. Yet they attack us at every opportunity. They trample on our young, they harvest our adolescents. They drive nails into our bodies and carve symbols on our skin. They even chip and burn us. If we manage to grow to become mature, they complain that we block out their light. Then when we die they complain about where we fall.

Will they ever understand that without us they will die. That we purify the air, that we offer shelter and shade. That we manage the climate in so many ways. Will they ever value that we absorb their toxins and excrete oxygen. We offer you fruits and medicines, and so many other benefits that you have yet to realise. We give you so much, please befriend us and protect us. Save us and you will save yourself.

A Tea Break for a Writer

A Tea Break for a Writer

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. JS Brand

    Great take on the prompt. I enjoyed reading it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, I was rather unsure of this post, so your comments have encouraged me. Thank you

      1. JS Brand

        You’re welcome. I thought that empathising with the trees and telling the story from their viewpoint was very original.

  2. Rosemary Carlson

    Michael, this was a perfect take on the prompt. I love this!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rosemary, I was uncertain of this post, so your comment reassured me that the post was alright. Thank you

  3. Reena Saxena

    Very touching and realistic…

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Reena, your comment has reassured me, initially I was dubious about this post. Thank you

  4. neelwritesblog

    Very interesting POV and so very well written, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Neel, I was hesitant about this post, so I am so pleased to get your feedback. Thank you

  5. Iain Kelly

    Here, here. Unfortunately we are very bad at listening to our planet and the nature within it. Nicely done Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Iain, I was tentative about posting this piece, so your feedback is most welcome. Thank you.

  6. Priceless Joy

    Great story Mike! This is so true so it really tugged at my heartstrings!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you PJ, initially I was uncertain about post, but yours and other comments have made me pleased that I stuck with this story. Thank you.

      1. Priceless Joy

        You’re welcome! It really is a great story!

  7. Ellespeth

    Quite a bit to think on during a tea break. I enjoyed the POV…and…your tea break photo.
    Ellespeth

    1. Michael Humphris

      I find tea great for feeding the brain. thank you for your kind comments.

  8. Michael

    Not a great life is it, being a tree, the options are not one’s you go and seek…

    1. Michael Humphris

      That is so true Michael,

  9. jacquelineobyikocha

    If the tree could speak out loud, we would be shocked and probably receive a blistering to the ears.
    Great perspective.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Jacqueline,

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