Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Old Oak Trees

A row of old oak trees
shades the neighbors’ yard,
as well as mine:
for years on end,
through thick and thin.
Now falling limbs and branches
a threat to house and home.

They’ve become a burden now. 
Rain and drought has brought them
to rottenness and shame.
Weary and worn from years gone by
to be destroyed at the hands of men.