They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

It’s wonderful when a couple can build their own home. But it’s sad that this young tree, just when it it’s filled with spring blossoms, had to be pushed out of the ground and die just to make way for a driveway. 

It may seem a small thing…but couldn’t it have been replanted?  Goodbye, young tree.  I never knew you, except for a few brief moments…

“Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell

2 thoughts on “They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot

  1. Tears for this tree
    Who once stood inviting
    Birdfolk and sunshine towards branches green.
    Tweet the lament-
    Of life which is now spent but not gone,
    Forever a log-
    bunnies will hide
    Shelter in night or storm.
    Along the trails
    Trees have tales
    Carried near and far by the breeze.
    In the moment though green doesn’t flow
    If you listen you do hear it cries.

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