Nature’s Moral Stories II

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Mountains are reserved not quiet:

To many things, they are witnesses–

What can we say?

How dare the clouds,

Those stalkers complain.





Hills are timid buddies of valleys:

Both inferior, unable to touch the sky:

Convinced height is pure glory–

Tell that to the fire ants

Hiking angrily.





Rivers, rivers, rivers,

Flowing rivers,

Relentless rivers:

Unfazed, unwavering, unstoppable

Riveting rivers.





Seas must be women:

Unpredictable, unfathomable, uncertain

Mysterious, mischievous-

Shores must have a great thing

For flake.





Just so one knows, these are honoraries of space.

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Nature’s Moral Stories

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Spring, summer,

Autumn nick fall, and winter:

Life is a circle shaped by time.

Should failure in timing

Be marked as a reckless crime?






Trees are olympians:

Endurance, check.

Resilience, check.

Grounded; well rooted,

Check.






Plants and trees:

The way to life is purpose;

The way to humanity is generosity.

Free air, free shade, free prayer–

Free is timeless.






Leaves of green:

Simplicity is an effortless beauty.

Leaves of red, gold, and tangerine:

Grace and art of death–

They’re into it.






Winds are invincible dancers.