O, THE OBSCURE SCALE INTRUSION /Written by Janice Tindle

Tawny, crisp, leaves ranked in a pile,
Of all my trees, this oak is my favorite.
When I look at it, I have to smile,
Every fall, its leaves turn gold, I savor it.

As time passes, they turn tawny brown,
The acorns are young, smooth and petite.
And one by one, they fall to the ground,
A tasty treat for greedy squirrels to eat.

An obscure scale has smitten my tree alas!
I am forlorn ,for the scale is hard to treat.
Treatments have to be given if the tree is to last,
And those angry squirrels will have nothing to eat!

But forget the squirrels, for my tree it does suffer!
For the scales suck the nutrients with profusion.
I could cover it with ladybugs one after another,
It’s a difficult condition and a nasty intrusion!

So i feed it and treat it in hopes it will survive,
I watch it for poor overwhelming infestation,
Because I want nothing more than for my tree to stay alive,
I’m under the gun and filled with indignation.

For if I can’t save my precious tree, my oak so dear,
It will die very slowly from this horrible obscure scale.
I shall miss it forever year after heartbreaking year,
And where it used to reside, the hillside will be forever pale.

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NOTICE: NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, from my website janicetindle.com may be use without a request in writing to me. Permission, if granted, will be done in writing. Failure to do so will result in possible prosecution. I am the sole owner of my words and at point of publication on this site it is copyrighted as mine. - copyright 2012 Janice Tindle In 2010, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries when hit by an under insured driver. It changed my life. I now live with Dystonia, a rare and painful neurologal disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and abnormal posturing. There is no treatment or cure. The best one can do is treat the symptoms. You can learn more at DMRF.org. I try to write about people and things that help and inspire my readers. You can find more of my story by going to helphopelive.org. I am also on Facebook, where I have five pages, Pain Brain -Anti- Inflammatory Foods, Brain Tears, The Positive Posters Page, Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Page, Janice Tindle- Writer. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply Google my name and my published articles should appear. I've been published in Fearless Caregiver, Today's Caregiver, TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine, The Mighty.com, and several other publications. I am currently a caregiver for my dear mother. My hope is to someday finish my books, "Get Back Up!" and "Galicia's Granite" during my mother's lifetime. Your interest in my care, recovery and writing is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comments are welcome.
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3 Responses to O, THE OBSCURE SCALE INTRUSION /Written by Janice Tindle

  1. Pingback: O, THE OBSCURE SCALE INTRUSION by Janice Tindle | janicetindle

  2. Thank you for liking my poem.


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