Mike's Meadow Muffin for April 26 2004
I Missed Arbor Day ?
" I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree", Well, I suppose Longfellow was not talking about Chinese Elms or riding a green colt through a Jackpine jungle when he wrote that drivel.
I can't believe it! I missed Earth Day,
Arbor Day and National Poetry Week,
Talk about frustrating, I'm out of chainsaw files
and so tongue tied I can't speak.
If Paul Bunyon had a chainsaw,
our problem would have been solved,
Verdant grasslands stretching from Coast to Coast,
would have long ago evolved.
I remember what Pan Phillips said,
about the ranching in the West.
Of all the new inventions,
Bug-dope and Chainsaws were the best!