Oxygen, Our Gift to Life

For each ten thousand breaths we give,
please remember, once, you live
because us trees have done our part,
removing harmful gas, to start,
while giving most the chance to grow
where winds, our inspirations, flow
fresh and clear, where water's fair.
Please accept this gift with care:
this oxygen - the stuff of air!
It's only here because we're there,
devoted, working night by day
preserving what would go away
if forests dwindled far too long.
So anytime you hear a song,
sigh or yawn, or burst with glee,
inwardly, please thank a tree.

Oxygen, Our Gift to Life © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: April 28, 2019

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