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Thursday, February 17th, 2011

a poem written after attending I Love Mountains Day 2011 in Frankfort, KY
by Derek Brown, University of Kentucky

It stood,
tall above the crowd.
Beside the Capital steps.
The needles reflecting
the early spring sun.

It was not the first time
it had seen
this very blood
boil.

Generations
beaten down by the black, bastard,
gringo companies.
The King
of a foreign land.

A subtle reminder
of the forested spirit.

If these walls could talk?
If these trees could see!

Alive and growing,
Conscious and knowing?

What would they say after all?
The aged noble pine.
On which side
would fall the divine?

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