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I See Red

by Caroline Block 2 months ago in nature poetry
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I See Red
Photo by Connor Simonson on Unsplash

I live as a lonely redwood tree;

I can only watch as they destroy me

And yet I still stand firm because

If I fell

No one would catch me.

I wish I could shake my leaves loud enough for all the world to hear

Just so they see me

Maybe one day they will cheer

And maybe then their voices will carry and I will see

That I am wanted.

If only.

Though that is not my reality

Everywhere I look, I see blank faces

Everyone I see is not looking at me

Instead they turn their backs and leave no traces

I live as a lonely redwood tree;

If I fell

No one would catch me.

Now red is all I see

The blood of them.

The blood of me.

nature poetry

About the author

Caroline Block

I'm a high school student who has been writing since middle school. It's what I consider it to be one of my escapes when I feel lost in the world. I enjoy creative writing as well as insightful essays. I hope you enjoy my work!

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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