Paddling the still waters.........

Sometimes the day demands I channel
away the stress' in my evening
A quick paddle across the pond and
serenity begins relieving

But tonight ....tonight the energy
just isn't there
A slow dip of the paddle and a humid
cloud in the air

Through that aromatic mist of humidity
the dusk sneaks in
The scent of the cedars on the pond
and darkness begins

As I the paddle in the enveloping silence
finding a rare sense of peace
I look ahead to the turmoils of tomorrow
and an eventual release

And thats when I lay my tired head
against the breast of her stature
And enforld myself in the soothing cool
arms of mother nature









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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

ahorseback you captured the feeling of being on a lake and the serenity given as a person allows nature to relax and heal. Thank you for sharing this.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

I like this! There is nothing better than good old Mother Nature to make one feel at peace. Voting this beautiful and will share this with my followers.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

So beautiful....


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Mmmmmm...i was with you right up until those damned turmoils of tomorrow! Let's just keep paddling and 'preciating! I felt this was somewhere in texas..with a saddled horse on the bank untethered...and..i'm thinking the wind is blowing in such a direction as to allow the scent of the horse to mingle with the humidity and the cedars! Heaven! voting&tweeting


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This one brings such comfort and serenity. My tired mind responds.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Oh Lord! I love that!


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Christopher Price 4 years ago from Vermont, USA

Ahhhh... I feel more relaxed just having read this. Thanks Ed. I can almost hear the peepers.

CP


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Still waters is quite restful and your description enhances the moment. There's something about a boat paddle creating ripples in the water that is relaxing. Enjoyed your poem.


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LadyFiddler 4 years ago from Somewhere in the West

LOL you not easy nah. Nice excerpt. Hey i did check out Natalie Mac Master with the violin she is pretty GOOD. Thanks for sharing her ;)

Have a bless Week


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Morning ahorseback.

It's amazing the power of Mother Nature.

LOL Ghaelach


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Fiddleman . Thank you Im glad you could join me !lol.....:-}


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. My best memories are floating along on a raft. Wish it was summer, wish I was floating up a river...


Ghaelach 4 years ago

Morning ahorseback.

Mother nature is the best medicine for most of are problems.

A wonderful peaceful hub.

LOL Ghaelach


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Mljdgulley, Often times the outdoors is the only real peace and serenity for me ! Thank you for reading and sharing ......:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Peggy W you are so right , thank you for stopping by and commenting .....Thank you for sharing this too:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Hi Always exploring , Thank you .......want to go for a paddle!.....lol..:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

ImKarn , yes lets go ! Ah yes the horses scent ...I used to think I was weard to love that scent , but I do. Texas ....only been there once or twice ....went to the Mesquite rodeo though ! I still think about that Barrel Racing brunette that dumped me !Just kidding !...Thank you for enjoying!......:-}


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

The very best place to find release, in fact the only place I would say, "in the arms of mother nature". A metamorphose, a return, a beautiful feeling, conveyed in words. My votes to you, Ahoresback.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and nothing like floating on a river.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy rose , just be careful dont go up a river with no paddle !....lol...thank you.


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

AnnDavis , Thank you my new friend !.....:-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Christopher , Hey guy , nice to see you neighbor! Thanks for stopping!.....;-}


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Teaches , yes my dear there is peace out there !lol....Thank you


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Lady Fiddler , The only thing more peaceful than water is a beautiful fiddle player as yourself serenading me !lol......Natalie is great ! She has Five little children under eight and dances like its going out of style while shes playing .....when will we hear you?...:-{


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Ghhaelach ,you got it my friend , thank you !


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Fennel...Annie , yes my dear girl ...peace !....:-}Be well


phdast7 4 years ago

Lovely images, lovely poem. As I read my shoulders relaxed....I had not even realized how tight they were.

Poet as therapist...I think I like it. Theresa


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ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Phdast , Im going into the PT business , !...thank you my friend ........:-}

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