The trees*

May 30, 2011

McKeahan Carlton reads his winning poem, "The Trees"

2011 Merit Award
By McKeahan Carlton, 4th grade

The trees

Chain saws buzz.
Noisy trucks plow through the
Muddy road kicking up dirt.
The green trees sway in the summer day
Hot like an engine.
The tree claps on to the ground
branches bent
tree trunks dented.
Sits there moping
Then boom another tree falls.
Then the trees aren’t so lonely.

*Copyright 2011 by McKeahan Carlton. Photo by Nancy Canyon.

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