Trees Of The Forest

The evergreen trees stood tall – good life in fair weather.

Esteemed branches spread out courageously, while the leaves swayed in tune with the wind.

But, they arrived unheralded – blades shiny sharp.

It happened so fast and countless trees lost their lives.

The helpless fortunate survivors, trapped in immobility mourn as the slayers carried away the fallen bodies of their victims.

They should have fought back if they could or at least run away to safety.

They just couldn’t. They could only wait for the next attack.