February 01, 2013

My poem for Brighid 8th annual poetry slam

8th annual poetry for Brighid event.
My offering (without the music) is from Rush and is their battle of the trees. One of my favourite tracks.






There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Whimsical! Imbolc blessings to you and Mr. Mog!

Leanne said...

blessings of Imbolc Amber

Leanne xx