The Fallen Log- #WriteTribe

Do you know what this is?

What? said Erica, wide-eyed.

It’s the source of all life. It’s the vital spring of existence. Without it, you and I wouldn’t exist. It’s part of the earth and it’s a part of our being. Mother Earth shudders every time one of these is felled. The oceans weep each time a remnant creeps into their waters. The fauna wail as they lose sight of their beloved homes and watch them being swept away.

She watched me as my passionate monologue came to an end.

Shrugging her shoulders, she remarked,  It’s just a tree, Dad.

©Shailaja V

Word count:100

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25 thoughts on “The Fallen Log- #WriteTribe

  1. Could be a conversation between me and D I think, except I couldn’t write it down so well :). You have a gift, Shailaja and i’ll be happy to be known as a friend from the “early days” ;).

  2. Mother Earth shudders every time one of these is felled. The oceans weep each time a remnant creeps into their waters.
    You expressed thousand emotions in a moving way:)

  3. Oh, I had to laugh of the last comment… Talk about “dragging it down to earth” – very nice read:-) I love how trees are used in India btw – so often for worshiping:-) very moving to see how everything has LIFE:-)

  4. heh! nicely done!!
    I remember reacting like that to my dad as well!! And now, I feel differently!!
    nice take on the prompt! 🙂

  5. I think I’m visiting this site of yours for the first time and I must say it is soothing to the eyes and the senses…and about the 100 words about what can I say that other’s haven’t said yet? Keep going 🙂

  6. As long as there are wise parents to guide their kids, I’m sure they will soon understand the significance of preserving nature.
    Lovely take on the prompt Shailaja 🙂

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