Does anyone really know?

Are these tears? Photo by Mary McGrath

Do trees have feelings?
Do they cringe when a branch
Is sliced in winter?

Do flowers cry
When their stems are cut
To make a bouquet for the buyer?

Do bushes really shudder in the cold?
Does grass scream when it is mowed?

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No need to take it so seriously… It's gonna happen!

Photo by Mary McGrath

Mohs and scars and lasers,
That’s the way it goes.
Not only my forehead,
But also on my nose.

I recall those many years,
That I had in the sun,
Never thought I’d have to pay
For all that summer fun.

But isn’t that the way it goes,
As life just…

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Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.