Lady of the Woods

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ย Lady of the Woods

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The Lady of the Woods
dwells midst
the green light of trees
that stand guarding
the forest floor
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She weeps
over the greed
that strips the earth
of its covering
leaving many naked
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The powers that be
line their pockets
thickly
while others perish
in threadbare attire
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The haves crave more
ย while the have-not
sleep to the groan
of empty bellies
to dream of old forests.
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Wendy/2013

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I’ve never considered myself a true tree hugger;

but I will never forget the deep sadness

ย I felt driving past the first clear-cut I’d ever seen.

(These pictures are from a hike Ian and I took in November.

The poem is my response.)

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It looked like a battlefield full of fallen giants.ย 

The logging companies in Canada have improved greatly

in their harvest and reforestation practices over the years

ย thanks, I’m sure, to the efforts of environmentalists.

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But the greed of humankind seems to be as prevalent as ever.

In my own heart and mind I face that battlefield.ย 

I believe the Holy Spirit is the environmentalist of the human heart.

ย Only He can truly and deeply change it.ย 

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Keep your lives free from the love of money

and be content with what you have,

because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

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But godliness with contentment is great gain.

For we brought nothing into the world,

and we can take nothing out of it.

ย 1 Timothy 6: 6-7

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My daughter, Kara,ย  likes to design dresses on-line.

She calls this one Greenlightlady.

Ain’t that sweet of her?

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Godly Blessings ~ Wendyย โ€

(PS – I’ve added this final one from my garden.

More flowers to come next time…)

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