The DahMockaTree

The End

Author: Michelle LeJeune

Michelle LeJeune is the editor and publisher of www.readbroad.com. Her life-long addiction to laughter has resulted countless, banana-peel type follies and concussions of happiness.

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  1. A clever, funny, sad, allegory about T(he) Rump. Your illustrations are excellent, too. I especially love the one of him with his mouth open, collecting the tree’s offerings. Bravo, Michelle!

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  2. Hahaha! I love it. And the cartoons are wonderful!

    This Trump deal is fascinating. It’s like he is living inside a movie script and turning the movie script into reality. It’s so utterly bizarre. We are suddenly living, working, marching, singing, praying, eating and sleeping inside a personality disorder. And it’s untreatable.

    Lying is now a patriotic duty.

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    • On lying and a certain boy president: You know what they say about some people, if their lips are moving….

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  3. Your story is just as sadomasochistic as what you used as source material. The big difference being that your story isn’t supposed to be a positive one. If “The Giving Tree” had been written as a cautionary tale like yours, I might feel differently about it. “Once upon a time, there was a selfish little boy and a tree that had no sense of self-preservation.”
    Posted Jan. 26, 2017 on facebook. Moved here Jan. 28.

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  4. Michelle, I loved when you wrote about your thoughts and feelings about the church! This article is as good! I loved every word written! Thanks ! Ps. I love you bunches.

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  5. This is such a great way to educate people without being aggressive. It makes me want to search things on the internet! Great writing!

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    • Great comment Holly!

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  6. Are the one and a half million invisible people who attended Toad’s inauguration the same invisible people who cast illegal votes for Hillary?

    More illustrations, please.

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    • Absolutely. Yes. I think that they are. Also, absolutely, yes. I think I will draw Trump again. And soon.

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  7. A great parodie of the Giving Tree. Love the first paragraph and the illustrations are marvelous.A dark sense of humor that makes its points clearly.
    Really like the face and expression of the main illustration!

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    • Yvonne you are so insightful. Thank you. And thanks for being my favorite sister who is older than me. And liking the illustrations.

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  8. Wonderfully written! Lyric and painful. Thank you for this memorable piece Michelle LeJeune!

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    • You’re welcome, Lisa Appleton. I speak for the trees. Even the DaMocka ones. It’s a calling.

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