Walking in the Woods

Walking in the Woods

My peace was accosted
from a nearby road
by the invasive racket
of an impromptu drag race
between two cars
with self esteem problems

Can trees be jerks too
stinking up their forests
tripping their neighbors’ roots
the meek pinned and punished
just for stretching
to the sun

“Stop defoliating yourself — Stop defoliating yourself”

The Orkney News just reposted my Star Wars poem A Droid’s Lament. You should check out their site. They post a lot of articles of interest. It’s not just for the Orcadians.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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17 Responses to Walking in the Woods

  1. Oh, l like this very much! 🤗

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  2. berniebell1955 says:

    My gripe as peace-shatterers is drones…………..the answer to low flying drones…is high flying stones.

    Re. the trees …hmmm……. Have you come across the Wood Wide Web? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-44643177


  3. Priti says:

    Beautiful lines ! Well shared 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I really like how you are taking the small things and weaving them into the larger picture. It’s very impactful that way. It hits home.

    An Apex tree? Hmmm. Redwoods? Are there any left?

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  5. Cassa Bassa says:

    Oh I like this different take on trees

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  6. K.Hartless says:

    Trees can certainly be jerks, contortionists, and wise sages as wells. Sounds like most men I know. Lovely to find your poetry. I’m excited to read more of it.


  7. I really enjoyed this offbeat unique tale of the forest…

    Liked by 2 people

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