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Weedkillers

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Willem
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0 posted 11-27-1999 12:18 AM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Willem

I understand this might be a controversial
subject, I'm bracing myself...


WEEDKILLERS

To eat your apple an spit out the seeds,
that's natural.
To water, feed and love a little apple tree?
Irrational!

Who has the money, the time and the desire
to grow an apple tree,
and let the poor thing suffer from polluted air or nuclear disease?

So mercifully kill that weed, it feels no pain,
as most enlightened people say.
They do not wait until the law says it's a tree,
for then, it's killing, no longer surgery.


Postscript:

When little trees cry silently in agony unseen,
God sees and hears and will remember, forever,
the gardeners and their choices,
of life or death...
© Copyright 1999 Willem - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 11-27-1999 08:40 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Oh...I do not agree with this one at all. Life is life.
Poet deVine
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2 posted 11-27-1999 11:50 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent analogy in this poem! I liked it a lot.
Corinne
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3 posted 11-27-1999 11:57 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Give me back that apple!


(smiling)


Corinne
Nan
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4 posted 11-27-1999 02:36 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Willem, this is a wonderful metaphoric work - It says much for a little apple tree...
cates
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5 posted 11-27-1999 07:09 PM       View Profile for cates   Email cates   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cates

to grow a weed to a tree is a life passion for me
Ohme
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6 posted 11-27-1999 07:28 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

I think I was a weed. Sure glad no one killed me!

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
Willem
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7 posted 11-29-1999 11:03 AM       View Profile for Willem   Email Willem   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Willem

I'm afraid a lot of Eve's today want their
apples back. Too late...

Thank you all for your courageous responses,
whether PC or not! I hope to get a lot more.

Willem
JOY 14
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since 09-22-1999
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8 posted 11-29-1999 03:20 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

Everything is alive, so I understand where you are coming from on this one.
Why not a little apple tree?

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JOY

-Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
-Mark Twain
 
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