Ode to the Fallen Trees – Onie Maniego (The Paper Drafts)

Cedar, a paradox of the forest.
His soul resembles a cotton—
Light, soft, and sweet,
But his strength defeats floods.
Spruce, he is what I am.
Weak to build a fort,
But his leaves, bark and roots
Cure the dying souls.
Pine, a scent of turpentine.
Bathe in elixirs of life—
Come give birth to homes,
But die in the wrath of time.
Fir, like hermits in seclusion.
Let it speak the tales of its life.
In enclosures, he deceives time,
Yet dies in the wickedness of the earth.
Offer the threads of life—
Saw and gnash.
Drown and swirl.
Die into one and live as many.

Photo by Sebastian Unrau on Unsplash
© 2020 Onie Maniego and The Paper Drafts

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I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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