If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
of course it does…
It howls a sad song as frigid air whips through its branches
It yelps at the pointed pecks from the ones it houses and protects from unseen predators who pace far below
It bays when the burn of sharpened claws tear at its flesh looking for what treasures may lie inside
From countless heavy snowflakes to poisonous vines constricting its branches,
It weeps under the generations of burdens it has been forced to carry
It moans and wails as its braided roots are severed and ripped from the earth
It bellows a mighty war cry as it fights to remain standing when the wind and the rain beat on its toughened brown skin
It cries and screams against the raging squalls as they conspiratorially converge upon it,
Pushing, pulling, grabbing, shoving….bending it to their will
One day it all became too much for the towering tree to withstand
with one great cry….
gracefully raising her branches in surrender as she plummeted to the earth
The tree landed with an earth shattering quake that was more felt than heard
Only then was it silent…
for the great tree had fallen
How do I know?
Because I am the tree
Just because you do not listen does not mean there is no sound