Short stories that tickle the imagination, warm your heart or "make you want to explode"
Poor old tree! I love the title and the loneliness of the poem.
thanks Heidi...I see it as a symbol of the fast pace of today's world
Ha good one, in the city they hang them from power lines, can't people just dispose their stinky shoes properly?
i feel for the tree...relegated to hang shoes from...it has a rather lonely existence...i would imagine someone passed by and felt for the tree...
This is so sad, I imagine some people are made to feel this way too. I did as a child. I love trees just being near nature is so tremendously therapeutic.
It's amazing the things people do to amuse themselves.
Stormcat had a good idea for the prompt explained in the comments you are most welcome to add another submission if you want to have a go at it.
I agree with the view that the hanging of shoes is kind of discussing. But there is another viewpoint: Most trees die and simply disappear as so much rot. This tree was, however, missed enough to grab the attention of the shoe throwers. It's speculation but perhaps the first were boys who had climbed it many times in their favorite shoes and rather than discard them in the trash left those shoes to die with tree as a tribute to the memory of that connection. Those that followed became a serendipitous reflection of that tribute. You never know. . .
it's interesting how each of us view different objects with a different mind or eye. I understand what you are saying and that could possibly be true.I saw it as a symbol of a changing world that I grew up in. The old are considered unworthy of contributing anymore, so cast your stench upon them and laugh as they wither and die.
I meant disgusting not discussing. Sorry.
Isn't it a wonder how the natural draws us to it? We are always seeking symbols of ourselves. I enjoyed the reading.
I love this wonderful Earth and have a love affair with trees - the beauty of which always fills me with awe.So the death of a tree causes me sadness and the knowledge that most of us don't appreciate the NEED of this Earth for their lush green foliage makes me even sadder...Anna :o]