The Pin, the Tree and the Fall

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 8th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I am an outdoors kind of man, I always have been. This is a piece about the loss of our forest land where the fallen trees are outlawed for any to make use of, so they just lay there and build up more and more fuel for the next carless match, the next lightning strike...Did you hear the pin drop?

The Pin, the Tree, and the Fall



The Pin, the Tree and the Fall

Now,
Before we get started
Can you see the words
Floating before you in little black rows,
Like yellow ducks
Caught within your sights?
Can you feel the aging spirit
Of Mother earth
As you squeeze the trigger?


Can you hear the pin drop?
Did you see it fall?

It Slips Through the Heart

It slips through the heart
In small,
But visible holes,
Like a ghost slips
Sails through fog,
Yet the spirit voices ring clear
Calling out to each tormented soul
In baritone voices
As they march by
Just out of loves sight.


Can you hear the pin drop?
Did you see it fall?

It Pricks the Empty Heat


It pricks the empty heart,

Like a hallow word
That has lost its ring
Howling out future songs
Sharp and silver like
Slicing away
At all those ancient tunes
Your parents sang
When the going got tough
.

Can you hear the pin drop?
Did you see it fall?

It Burns in the Yearning Mind



It burns in the yearning mind,
Like a Colorado weed
Belching out blue smoke
Thick and white
Clearing away the cluttered thoughts
Of unwanted sparks
Leading its followers ever downward.


Can you hear the pin drop?
Did you see it fall?

It Plummets Like a Broken Tree



It plummets, like a broken tree
In forest green,
Such an awful sound
Heard in the screams
Of little forest creatures
Who lost their homes
In the fall
And still we debate
The sound it makes


Did you hear the pin drop? Did the tree fall?


Words and photographs by uTAH jAY

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Forest Fire, Forest Management, Forest Trees, Forests Green, Outdoors

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar viewgreen
8th Feb 2015 (#)

Incredible poem! Did you hear the pin drop? It's meaning a very touching speech to contain an educational message for the love of nature and the environment around us.It's just my guess of. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful sir. :)

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author avatar Carol Roach
8th Feb 2015 (#)

I think most of us have never heard the pin drop, what a shame

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author avatar Shamarie
8th Feb 2015 (#)

These are some of the best poems on nature, Utah Jay! It does make the reader think about the loss of forestland and our trees. I love the tone and emotion of “It Plummets Like a Broken Tree”!

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author avatar Carol
8th Feb 2015 (#)

A lovely poem and images, well done!

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author avatar Retired
8th Feb 2015 (#)

Beautiful and professional work! Congratulations, on getting a Star Page, you deserve it!

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author avatar spirited
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Well I didn't hear the pin drop, until I felt myself sitting on it, thanks to your touching poem, LOL, good one Utah Jay

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you so much Viewgreen.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Carol I believe you are right in your assumption, so many who life in the silence of the forests call.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Shamarie, all though it is not so much the loss of trees, as they cannot do this in National Forests, and must plant a tree for each they remove from private land, as I worry over how we are being fenced off the land which removes the land from our hearts.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks to you Carol, who is not Carol Roach, I guess I will have to put an R after that Carol, but in truth, I am so happy you stopped by and read me...Thank you.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Carmen, it is very kind of you to say so.

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author avatar Utah Jay
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Oh now spirited, I just know you heard the pin drop, these things just don't get past you...Thank you so much.

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author avatar Jenny Heart
9th Feb 2015 (#)

I enjoyed reading this one as I do with all of yours. Nicely done

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author avatar LouisianaJames
10th Feb 2015 (#)

Wow,this is magnificent! It took me on a journey as I read it,I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
11th Feb 2015 (#)

Ahh reverberating beautiful!

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Jenny

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you James

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Feb 2015 (#)

I am happy you liked it Saigon.

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author avatar Utah Jay
16th Feb 2015 (#)

I am happy you liked it Saigon.

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author avatar SaigonDeManila
17th Feb 2015 (#)

I believe you are twice lucky for posting it twice hahaha

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