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Posts tagged ‘Nature’

The Scent of Summer

I loved the scent of summer in the August air
on our stroll along that lonely stretch of sand
So young were we, unfettered, and without a care.
The future was wide open and unplanned

We thought ourselves invincible, unerring,
Young lovers we, so vibrant and alive.
No concept yet of lessons we were learning,
Nor the basic tools we needed to survive

As life and all its woes came in to view,
we wondered where our carefree days had gone
But our love, it was the lasting kind, and so it grew
We took our licks, yet still we soldiered on

Throughout it all we toiled, and were happy
Life got sweeter still as hurdles cleared
We were building for a future, for a family,
And year by blessed year perfection neared

On looking back I wouldn’t change a single thing,
I was happy for each new dawn to arrive.
As time flew quickly by, as if, on guilded wing
We proudly watched our children grow and thrive.

I love the scent of summer in the August breeze
As we gaze upon this lovely stretch of land
Silver in our hair and Grandkids on our knees
We bless the fading sunlight, hand in hand.


Final Reprieve


In the early dawn haze, I set off up Burke Hill
The absence of sound, up there, gave me a chill.

I climbed to the top, then I stopped to look down,
but the sight that beheld me, only caused me to frown.

For, where, once lay meadowland, forest and grass,
now, spralled fields of concrete, iron and glass.

I looked far and wide, I panned and I scanned,
for the flora and fauna that once roamed this land.

The new asphalt jungle looked hostile and cold
But a few hardy denizens
tried to be bold

I spotted a beautiful white speckled fawn
silently grazing on somebody’s lawn.

A ravenous bear and raccoon picked through trash.
Their homes, all their habitat, gone in a flash!

I sighed, for contentment, was far from my mind.
How could humanity be so unkind?

There must be a way for mankind to subsist
To be one with nature, why do we persist?

Do we really need mansions
where forests should be?
Must we always destroy everything that we see?

We have poisoned the oceans,
and the air we all breathe
it is time to give nature
a final reprieve.



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Requiem For A Squirrel

How often do you see a dead squirrel in the road? Lots right? Me too. After all, there is a reason they call them “Nature’s Little Speed Bumps”, right? They are so plentiful this time of year, that to most of us, they are little more than Pests.
That is why the true story you are about to hear is really bizarre behavior on my behalf. 24915996squirrels_bumper_sticker-r4bc26103cca448499221f849eae1d4a7_v9wht_8byvr_216

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