Thursday, April 22, 2010

55 into the cold cold ground

The old pickup truck quietly
pulled up the drive
of the isolated home
on the hill.
Two shadowy figures emerged
with shovels and an axe.
Digging.
Carefully digging.
The hole had to be
precisely the right size.
Unloading a burlap covered form
they placed it tenderly in the earth.
Another tree successfully planted.
Earth Day.
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31 comments:

PattiKen said...

Oh, I REALLY like that. Good job!

Stan Ski said...

You remembered - I had to be reminded... shame...
Great post - nice twist.

Leslie said...

now if that were a longer story you would have the reader really hooked. As it was, I was waiting for a body!!!

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Changnoi said...

Sometimes our class goes out to plant trees. Only very young but fast growing ones.

Cloudia said...

Great poem.
anther place for us monkeys to play!



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Unknown Mami said...

Happy Earth Day!

"Even if the world was to end tomorrow, I would still plant a tree today."

G-Man said...

Whatever happened to Arbor Day?

I love positive 55's MM.

Great Job My Friend.

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Marla said...

Brilliant!

anthonynorth said...

Always an important event.

Brian Miller said...

nice one monkey. maybe they will start a trend there you know. thought for a second their you were going to be fertilizing the ground in a while different way. nice 55.

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Katherine said...

How very fitting Monnkey Man... I loved it! A wonderful world friendly 55!

Deb said...

I loved it!!! At first I was a bit suspicious. ;)

Enchanted Oak said...

HOW do you keep doing this? What devious mind lurks in Monkey Man? Week after week, you pull the rabbits out of the hat. Not just on Fridays, but Sundays too. Your brain works in mysterious ways.

John's comments said...

More trees, I say! See if you can spot the lyrics in my 55 words

Jingle said...

action 55,
earth day shout out?
well,
I love your 55,
Happy Friday!



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the walking man said...

Plant a tree in an unexpected place.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Well done!
Happy Earth Day!
Mine is here

Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY now!
hugs
shakira

Peter Stone said...

Congrats on setting me up. The descriptions, the furtive actions - I was expecting a body, not a tree :)

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Jessie said...

well done -- at first i thought it was going to be a body...lol

foolish heart said...

i thought it sounded like a body at first too, which made me look forward to finding out what it really was going to be...Great 55!! Loved it

RNSANE said...

Of course, having been a forensic nurse for 21 years, I imediately thought - body! What a wonderful earth day 55!

Alice Audrey said...

Beautiful. From the dark and foreboding to a bright future. Nice.

SandyCarlson said...

That was good. You had me going there--expecting a murder mystery but giving me a story of life!

Buzzard said...

You know trees need fertilizer. Throw a body in the hole!

hope said...

Yeah, a positive Earth message from one of my favorite Friday earthlings. ;)

Me said...

Nice! Great 55, Happy (belated) Earth Day...

sheri... said...

i could have sworn i left a comment, i guess not :( i did read your 55 last night and i loved it...how clever you are, monkey man! thanks so much for the comments you leave, it was kind of cool how many 55's you pulled off in just one year of life!
for the record, i'm still the spring chicken at 53 but hubby just hit the big 55...told me not to throw his candles away because i'm right behind him! yeah right, but i'll never catch up ;)
have a good one, mm

C.M. Jackson said...

great job! Never can have too many trees! have a great weekend!

Kristine said...

I didn't see that coming. what a great twist appropriate for the time. have a nice weekend. and yes, I'll try to do a happier 55 next week, or maybe better, a scary one.

Lulda Casadaga said...

I find myself planting more and more each year! Earthy 55 thanks!! :)

Titanium said...

Gotta love that kind of friend... helping you with the bulgy burlap bags and everything.

:)

I really like this one.