Riding the mule down the canyon
balancing myself on the chafed skin
keeping away from the edge
murmuring caustic comments in the wind
Endeavoring not to look directly down
as the mule makes a turn
serene in his movements
knowing there is no reason for concern
enjoying the ride
beautiful colors in the canyon
water streaming down the side
Stopping for the night
camping in this enchanted place
family singing around the fire
feeling amazing grace
Looking into the sky
as the moon and stars dance
air is crisp and clear
putting me into a dreamy trance
The sun rises
time to return to the canyon top
the birds serenade us as we leave
as rain begins to drop
Final photos taken
saying goodbye to new friends
leaving for home
as our adventure ends
copyright 2023 Debbie Pierce
Awesome. Great poetry great adventure.
Thank you. I did ride the mules down the canyon many years ago. It was exciting to ride those mules and the scenery was so pretty. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day!
You too. We still haven’t been down. Not sure I could walk it any more. Have a good day too. Loved your words.
I could feel the trepidation melt away as the beauty of the landscape and time spent with family calmed their nerves and the rider just let the journey happen.
Thank you. Yes, it is calming just to let the journey happen. Thanks for reading. Have a wonderful day!
It was my pleasure, thank you for participating in Five Word Weekly. I like to save the entries until later in the week and read them all at once.
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