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A Tale of Two Poems

January 31, 2018

Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

 

 

Altuve

By The Pecan Park Eagle

 

I think that we shall never see

Another Jose Altuve.

 

A fire to play and never rest

Burns within this hero’s breast;

 

A fire that feeds from God all day,

And lifts his supple arms to play;

 

A fire that bears the summer wear

For laurels in his autumn hair;

 

A fire that holds its winter glow

Just waiting for the springtime go.

 

Poems are made by fools like me,

But only a God could make Altuve.

 

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Morals:

(1) The forests deserve our protection. There’s more to life than forests filled with trees, but the game of baseball would be stuck with the ping of all those ugly metal bats without them.

(2) If every batter could hit like Altuve, the forests would be thinner than they are today.

(3) Never take a natural wonder for granted. And that goes for beautiful forests – and remarkable human beings like Jose Altuve.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle