A Leaf Day

A Beautiful Day For Walking

Outside in the sunlight

Dancing through the leaves

Like a rabbit running through the grass

Light on your feet and ready to make any fast turns

Rustling back and forth

Look over there I can hear the noise again

The leaves cover the ground like a floral wall paper

Bright colors of yellow and red with a touch of brown

Scattered in a wild fashion

Striking in appearance yet left airy and peaceful

What a sheer magical place to be

Under huge great Oak trees that have limbs the size of human bodies

Pine trees that drop needles and pine cones everywhere

I see a Maple and a Spruce

I am surrounded on all sides

Not in danger or scared for my life

Comforted by their presence and their enormous strength

With roots so deep

I can't see them even though under my feet

I walk from side to side and sway in the wind

Trees do it without falling in hundred mile winds

It is easy to get side tracked and forget why I came out here in the first place

Such a heavenly place not up in the sky

Right here on earth right below our ankles

How can we over look such magnificence ?

Every day we walk by it

Shame on us for not appreciating nature

In the city we cover it up with dark black tar

Other people think we can get away with it we use white cement

Digging up fields only to lay down sod and chemically treated grass

A few small bushes planted where an old Elm stood strong

For five generations and now it is gone

I also cringe my teeth

For it was so easy to forget

The natural world

In a little while it gets dark

I walk across fifty feet of gravel

Gasping at what we all have done

Nature is alive and well

Even though you forget about all the animals and insects

Who call it home

If someone took away your family home

Demolished it and said go find yourself a new place to live

How would you feel ?

As I walk away and pray

To see the world in a different light

One we get to enjoy but never own

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DDE 23 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Nature has such beauty in all seasons and one has to just appreciate their beautiful environment or surroundings as I do.


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annart 23 months ago from SW England

Yes, we should cherish our natural areas and open spaces. Since I was a child I've loved kicking through the autumn leaves, for the noise and the swirl it creates. My children and grandchildren are the same.

You brought back some memories but you also transmit an important message here. Lovely.


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DREAM ON 23 months ago Author

DDE The more we embrace nature we can understand the beauty of life. Sharing and caring about nature and the wild is so important. annart Seeing other people respect and enjoy nature knowing that it is for everyone to enjoy.Thank you both for reading and commenting. When I look at nature I see beauty everywhere.


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shanmarie 17 months ago from Texas

It is good to cherish the beauty and magic of nature. Might one day be hard to find.


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DREAM ON 17 months ago Author

Shanmarie So wonderful to look at and so calming. Thank you for reading and sharing. I hope we never lose sight of the love of nature.

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