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Living in Harmony

Exploring the trail

a scientific adventure

wanting to know more

there will be no censure

Examining the trees

such beautiful bark

the backbone of the forest

the contrast is stark

Farther down

looking at life in the river

fish everywhere

a snake begins to slither

Now seeing wild life

deer and squirrels

playing delightfully

running in circles

Food abound

acorns everywhere

a winter food drive

before the trees are bare

Loving the ecosystem

amazed at its sufficiency

such a wonder

like a symphony

All is interwoven

a mutual dependency

all things have a purpose

nothing works separately

Walking home

a smile on my face

having learned so much

about how the forest is interlaced

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Morning Field Meditation

The sun beams brightly

over the horizon

sparkling dew on the blooms

the purity surprising

On this cheery morning

the warmth feels like a hug

birds singing loudly

joined by some bugs

As luck would have it

a family of deer appear

silhouetted in the shadows

till they disappear

The dew on the flowers

sparkle in the sun

creating a magical path

a fun place to run

Cascading down

following a stream

image is a mirror

a pleasant dream

Meditation over

hiking to the next place

marveling at the wonder

as the sun covers my face

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The Red Forest

Walking in the forest

listening to the psithurism in the trees

the brilliant red colors

put my soul at ease

Walking is new

my propensity is to run

taking in the beauty

basking in the filtered sun

In earlier life

embracing the rat race

spending much cabbage

trying to keep pace

Older now

having altered my life

journey taking a different course

enjoying the wildlife

Hearing the music

coming from the wind and birds

appreciating the simple things

hard to put into words

The seasons change

joy to express

the journey is much slower

my soul is impressed

Sitting on a river bank

attempting to catch some fish

blessed beyond measure

soul filled with serenity and bliss

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Sunrise

New morning dawns

the sun obscured by the clouds

the storms are gone

thunder and lightening were quite loud

Over the horizon

reflections of pink and blue

no more painful issues

the day is new

The sun illuminates

a tree filled with life

birds are singing

there is no strife

Across the land

creatures beginning to scurry

caught up in the day

always in a hurry

Taking time

absorbing the scene

my soul is nourished

life is serene

Meditation over

time to walk home

grateful to be a part of the rising

comfort in not being alone

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A Comforting Meditation

An early morning walk

along the creek

the water wildly flowing

equally my heart beat

Sitting on a rock

attempting to mellow out

so much happening

faith beginning to doubt

Clouds above me

beginning to cry

what happened

the world has gone awry

A calming voice

the sun comes from behind the clouds

the streams are sparkling

reassurance heard quite loud

There is a season

to all of life

sometimes it is calm

other times with strife

You are never alone

feel My healing hand

observe all the seasons

look at the land

In the winter

everything falls asleep

seems like death

causing many to weep

Then spring comes

there is a renewal

beautiful flowers

like a heavenly crown jewel

Summer arrives

time for joy and play

all is in full bloom

sun shines all day

Autumn comes

a harvest of abundance

falling colorful leaves

landscape is wonderous

Then winter comes

the seasons cycle again

there are lessons in each

every blessing is a win

Meditation over

wiping away my tears

my soul is nourished

there is no more fear

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A Morning Meditation

There is a gnawing feeling

in my soul

that the sun will not shine

a common story often told

An operation going on

the world continues to change

so many rumors

is the light out of range

Sitting on the edge

picking a rose

it never seems to worry

how the wind blows

Watching the mountain

the sun begins to beam

reassuring and warm

stones in the river sparkle and gleam

A deer walks by

not afraid to be near

the beam surrounds

the sky is so clear

Calmer now

comforted and warm

time to walk home

no longer fearing the storm

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A Land River

Walking along the trail

landscape creates an illusion

of a flowing river

creating some confusion

Grass and moss

liquid in the shadows

flowing with precision

combining mountains and meadows

Wildlife abound

in the moss and trees

crickets singing

birds flying in the breeze

Like a dream of

walking on the water

jumping and twirling

molding images like a potter

The sun shifts

the mossy river fades

till the next cycle

the return of the shade

An awesome creation

the wonders of the land

grateful to be a part

something so grand

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A Summer Day Hiking Dream

Sun beating down

a hot summer day

longing for cool comfort

along the trail way

 

Suddenly I hear

while turningĀ  around

a trickling noise

then a roaring sound

 

Following the path

a cool mist on my face

relief from the heat

I quicken my pace

 

Allowing my feet to dangle

in the pleasure of the rapid

another world appears

which mystical creatures inhabit

 

A chameleon appears

changing colors in the rainbow

finding food on a rock

his pace is quite slow

 

Down a bit further

a fish jumps along the bank

performing acrobatics

his movements are swank

 

A duck appears

bathing in the mist

diving and shaking his wings

doing the twist

 

Back to the real world

refreshed from the rapid stream

thankful for the inhabitants

of a summer day dream

 

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Coping with Impossible Situations

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Storms come through

excessive wind and rain

impossible conditions

coming in like a train

 

Some people are good

ready to lend a helping hand

others are evil

taking advantage of the storm’s band

 

Impossible situations

difficult decisions to make

critics abound

praying for God’s grace

 

Finally it happens

a rash of good deeds

showing love and kindness

everyone taking the lead

 

Prayers are answered

hope is spread

food, clothing, and shelter

God is not dead

 

Impossible situations

God made us for these

faith, hope, and love

for these we are lead

 

Impossible situations

healing has begun

restoring communities

one by one

 

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A Walk in the Night

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Darkness has fallen

as I walk on the tenebrous path

rain has begun to fall

nature taking a bath

 

Temperatures drop

chill in the air

path becomes muddy

my feet are bare

 

A rocky hill

insurmountable in the night

owls begin to hoot

now a feeling of fright

 

Sliding on the hill

there is a scrape upon my knee

sound of a close hiss

I begin to flee

 

Thunder and lightening

light up the night sky

taking an alternate route

afraid I may die

 

A familiar voice calls

safety around the corner

a cabin with fire and love

a gift having been ordered

 

Storm has stopped

full moon shines in the night

peace and serenity

lit by star’s light

 

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