Who Will be Left To Grow the New Trees?

This is a piece from August 2019 that I have reworded and given the poem a new Title.

Who will Be Left to Grow the New Trees?



How many Waterloo’s  do we have to see

Before all the battles are lost at sea

How many children, have to cry and flee

Before humanity begins to listen and agree




Our future depends on a new recipe

A blend of peace, harmony, and new trees







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Ivor Steven (c) November 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

24 thoughts on “Who Will be Left To Grow the New Trees?”

  1. Reminds me of a Netflix documentary I recently watched which called for actions to help protect the planet and keep the environment in balance, one of which was planting more trees. I think it was called A Life on Our Planet.

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  2. How many roads must a man walk down
    Before you call him a man?
    How many seas must the white dove sail
    Before she sleeps in the sand?
    Yes, and how many times must the cannonballs fly
    Before they’re forever banned?
    Yes, and how many years can a mountain exist
    ‘Fore it is washed to the sea?
    Yes, and how many years can some people exist
    Before they’re allowed to be free?
    Yes, and how many times can a man turn his head
    And pretend that he just doesn’t see?
    Yes, and how many times must a man look up
    Before he can see the sky?
    Yes, and how many ears must one man have
    Before he can hear people cry?
    Yes, and how many deaths will it take till he knows
    That too many people have died?
    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
    The answer is blowin’ in the wind
    -Bob Dylan – Blowin’ in the Wind

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  3. Beautiful post, Ivor! We cherish the big old live oak trees that remain in FL. After having lost all their leaves in the hurricane, a month later, they bloomed and got new leaves…springtime in October. Nature is amazing! Now we wonder if they will bloom and get new leaves again in February, as they usually do… 🙂

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