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Joyce M. Coomer: I saw an omen this morning.

By Joyce M. Coomer

I saw an omen this morning, an omen of steel foretelling needless death. The needless death of a wonderful stand of trees that protects a watershed and provides food and shelter for wildlife.

This welcoming refuge has harmed no one and no thing but will be destroyed to feed someone's greed.

Its death cries will go unheard. I will mourn its passing. - Joyce M. Coomer
Addendum - The omen was true. Several members of this stand of trees lie slaughtered, their production of oxygen, food, shade and shelter to be no more. My heart grieves. - Joyce .Addendum to 'I saw an omen this morning'

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