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Treehuggers(short poem for kids)





Trees give life to the Earth and through this poem the poet sends out an important message. Let's read what it is.....

Children of the fragile forest gather around,
Where bird song seems to be the loudest sound.
A place called summer, green as you could please,
A place where we all proudly hug the trees.

Hug trees for the walnuts and sweet apples,
For the shade above small country chapels,
For giving squirrel and crow a place to live,
For the priceless gift of oxygen they give.

Follow your feet across a woodland floor,
Beneath the tall and ancient sycamore.
Under redwood, under tall blue pine,
Come with me and form an endless line.

Join the boy whose name is simply Me,
Take your turn and hug a mighty tree.
A wish we cast upon an August breeze,
A dream to cross the seven sacred seas.

Releas it now, just like a big balloon,
A prayer to reach the mountains of the moon.
To citizens of Earth alas we say,
Go find yourself a tree to hug today!

And if a grown-up says "Don't be a fool!"
Or 'Is that what they're teaching you to school;'
Just find the poem and read this simple rhyme,
It's cool to HUG a TREE from time to time!

Children this how the world can be,
Making Earth plan A and not plan B.
Wear Change! Share change! Sing Change! Bring Change!
And start by hugging a tree!

By: Todd Michael St. Pierre

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