I woke up from my dream, which was real as can be,
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except that in this dream I was a giant maple tree.
I stood nearly thirty feet and overlooked a stream,
the fish were all so beautiful, the water was so clean.
The tree by me was forty feet, some were even bigger,
we never called each other names like “slope” or “chink” or “nigger”.
We had no politicians, so no one ever lied,
and if one tree got hurt, all the trees would cry.
None of us were poor and none of us were rich,
though some grew on a mountaintop and some lived in a ditch.
Some of us grew flowers, and some of us grew fruit,
but as far as money goes, no one gave a hoot.
Once a Douglas fir saw a cherry tree next door,
he liked where she was standing, so he declared a war
The other trees told the fir to leave Cherry alone,
“We won’t allow such action; you might as well go home.”
That was the last time he caused trouble, ‘cause you see,
that December he got cut down for a Christmas tree.
I woke up thinking trees are smarter than we humans are,
because they never fight they live longer by far.
All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win the world is for enough good men to do nothing...Edmund Burke