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"Call of Nature" By Rolly A. Chabot

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Hi all... please do come in and make yourself at home, help yourself to all the goodies and gather around the Fireside and please feel free to stay as long as you like.

I see according to the weather forecasts we are getting some nasty weather this year all across the east side of North America. Some changes are happening and I feel for those who are feeling the effects.

Well settle in, the fireplace is burning and Quigley is on the ready to pass out some love and of course grab any crumbs that hit the floor. What am I up too, well it seems as though the attempt at being a poet has hit again and I wanted to share something with you.

I have been one of the most fortunate men I think because I have lived in some of the most pristine wilderness settings a man could ask to have been in. At times I was certain that I was the only man who had ever walked or canoed through these regions in the far north. Something happens to the heart, the mind and the sole when you get the sense you are the first. This land was pure, untouched and unhurt after I left. I wanted to share a few thoughts with you.

Block out all thoughts and travel with me as I ramble on in my second attempt at poetry... above all know that you are loved...

Purity In Nature

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Purity in Wilderness

Come sit awhile on this ridge I find dear

She calls to us all high above the unknown

To take the time to ponder our ways

Her call is for us is simple to give her an ear.


Look at what we have created through years of neglect

We have taken and taken to our hearts own desire

We have robbed, stole, pillaged and raped all she has

We have done so with little and far to often with no respect.


She has stood by and taken it for years

Of our indifference we have shown

Forgetting of the future of those we call our loves

As we continue to dump on their inheritance without fear.


Yet let her lash out with her fury and shown us her might

Through storms floods earthquake fire and disaster

We run and we scatter for she speaks loud and clear

Maybe oh maybe she has enough and started to fight.


Over the years I have watched what we have done

With little thought of tomorrow and the harm it may do

Or what it may bring and yet we continue

We take more of what we need yes it is us all and it is us we are the one.


Come sit with me high on this ridge

Away from the clutter we leave

Trash from our fast food, shopping and treasures

Entertain this thought of a land without bridge.


Where a world without garbage has not found its way

To a place so pure you can drink from a stream

Where the sky is so clear and the air sweet and pure

You utter the words knowing there is another day.


Listen to the wind whispering her claims

It carries the sound of its joy

High above we can sail to a land seen by few

This is the time to consider she speaks all our names.


Come to a land free of pollution

Far to the north we will travel

Where man has not yet left his mark

This may be a place where the nature teaches the solution.


© Rolly A. Chabot

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your second poem is just as magnificent as your first "Wolf" poetry. You have been blessed to live in such remote and beautiful areas. I spent many years in Hawaii and loved the many natural wonderous gifts of nature. Soon I will be living in Idyllwild California - a most beautiful, inspiring and artsy wooded area high in the hills above Palm Springs.

      It's a shame that we have littered, destroyed and contaminated so much of our beautiful planet. I'ts way past time for us to give back to mother nature by nurturing her and caring and protecting her.

      Another magnificent hub dear Rolly. Hugs to you!

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Stunningly beautiful Rolly, It reminds me of the days when I was young, hiking and camping in the sierra wilderness. seeing the indescribable beauty of the land. Yes, I do think she is sending us a message,

      Mark

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      What a very powerful and thought-provoking poem. The video is also very insightful and interesting.

      Your photos are stunningly beautiful. Looks like a little piece of heaven.

      Voted up ++++ and sharing

      Blessings and love, Faith Reaper

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Another excellent job in a different form. I've got to say Brother,I enjoy your pics as much as the reads - both beautiful stuff. Thanks.

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Beautiful words and photos. I feel like I am right there. Thanks for sharing all these words and feelings. Voting Up and pinning.

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thank you for allowing me to make the trip with you. It was fabulous! Let me know when you're ready to go again!

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Vocalcoach... Hugs for the comment and I just had a peek at the Idyllwild California website and my are you gong to love the area... congratulations. I could make a move like that anytime.

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Mark... Thanks for stopping and yes she is fragile and can recover but all takes time and we have done a poor job of managing what we have been given. Greed, corruption and the need for more has taken a great toll...Glad you are able to get out and enjoy...

      Blessings and hugs from Canada

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      Chris Mills 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Thanks Rolly, this makes me want to pack a bag and head out to some quiet, forgotten spot. Beautifully written and shared.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi FaithReaper... so special you found your way here again to the Fireside. Always a blessing to have you visit.

      Glad the message touched you and yes the countryside here is a blessing but then again over the years I have learned to appreciate no matter where I find myself.

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

      You do poetry beautifully! Congratulations on this new venture. GB and keep you.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Rolly simply beautiful writing here.. you are so awesome.oh how we dream of no pollution.. and land no wars no hurting

      only love for each other

      many blessing to you

      I am sharing your wonderful poem

      Debbie

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      A land free of pollution - oh I would love that. A good reminder here to care for our world xx

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      If only nature could truly teach the solution...she tries but few listen. This was beautiful Rolly. Walking where no man has walked before...better than walking on the moon because its right here at home. Your pictures are amazing and add so much to the sentiments of your poem. Well, I guess you can add poet to your accomplishments! God bless.

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your poetry is hard-hitting and a reminder of what man had done to harm our beautuful world. The Yukon video was so interesting and depicted a majestic view of the mountains and the rivers...Enjoyed..

      Cheers Rolly..

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi lifegate... when ever you are ready we will be off and running, paddling and hiking. They were the good years indeed... so blessed to have you along...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the photos, Rolly, and the poem is thought-provoking and sad at the same time. Humans have treated the earth very badly, as your poem describes so well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. I loved this great trip through nature. Anything to do with the countryside and woods is for me. Nature always gives us a reality show for free. Enjoyed much. Sending you lots of warm wishes and hugs. Passing this on.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Carol... Thank you as always for the comment and kind words... glad you were able to step into the scene through the pictures...

      Hugs fro Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Cam... welcome to the Fireside and I do hope you find some rest and peace here. Thanks for the comment and yes there are times when we do need to get away and find those quiet places and get in touch with nature and ourselves.

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Pollyannalana... thanks for the visit and the compliment... we all love to hear the positives and they are a blessing.

      Hugs and Blessings back at you

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Debbie.... Thanks for the wonderful comment and yes it would be so much better a place to live if there was peace and love and yes even a National pick up the trash day each week... thank you for the share... you are awesome...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Christy... so true and I think it all has to start with us. Over the years in the golf course business the one thing I learned is leave a piece of paper on the ground and before you know it another and another is added. Keep it clean and well manicured and people respect it...

      Hugs from Alberta

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Your poetry, Rolly, is as pure and pristine as that lovely scene in your photo of the sky-blue lake surrounded by forest. How magnificent it must have felt to travel through those regions in the far north where few people go. It must have felt like that beautiful scenery was created expressly for you. Thank you for this treat.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      this makes me so sad Rolly...

      we greedy humans sucking the land dry and leaving our garbage behind to boot!

      Why do we seem to need to destroy everything around us? Are humans really THAT flawed?

      and if so - should we discuss god here?

      lol..i think not...

      loved this tribute to mother nature and the world you love!

      up and sharing..

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      Gustave Kilthau 4 years ago from USA

      Howdy Rolly (Rolly A Chabot) -

      I enjoyed your poem and the sentiments contained within it. The photographs were special. Really good stuff here.

      Gus :-)))

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Mary... thank you for the comment and yes it was a blessing to spend so much time in these far locations. The best part I think was it was of time of getting to know myself again and the environment around me.

      As complex as nature is the simplicity of the balance is astounding.

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Always... thank you and a blessing to have you visit. We have been hard on this world and maybe just maybe we can still give her a chance to heal...

      Hugs and Blessing

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi AliciaC... so true we have done a terrible job of taking and putting nothing back... can it be changed. I like to think so if we all do our part...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Gypsy... thank you as always for your kind words and as always good to see you visit... stay in tune with nature as it is so relevant to our lives and well being... licks from Quigley to sid the lion... lol

      Hugs and blessings from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi drbj ... thanks for the comment... smiles... it took me right back to many of those places all over again. It was a blessing to be a part of something so grand and to know that I was all alone and what was there was amazing...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      We live in a beautiful majestic country my friend, our north is spectacular and man has abused it. Mother nature is fighting back and if man continues on it's path of destruction she will destroy us all. We are seeing it with flooding, volcanoes, earthquakes, tidal waves , tornadoes, hurricanes and more. We have such a beautiful planet and we have to claim her back or she will surely destroy us.I admire your work, you poem cried out for this beauty to be recgnized and tenderely taken care of, not to abuse and destroy its beauty. Thank you for posting and sharing those pics and great video, enjoyed it very much.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi ImKarn23 ... flawed... maybe we are or most likely what has happened is we have just forgotten to care anymore. I think we are so caught up in our worlds what we do to nature etc does not matter anymore.

      I recall once following a truck and camper on the Alaska highway when the back door opened and out came a bag of garbage. I stopped and picked it all up then found the people at a picnic table beside a beautiful lake. Their garbage was hand delivered right to the middle of the dinner table along with a very one sided conversation reminding them they were guest on Canada...

      Hugs from the West

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Gus... glad to hear you liked my ramblings... glad you are here and again welcome to the Fireside...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Vincent... I guess when you have been around and seen the beauty and as well the destruction and rape of the land with little or no thought of what it has done, it gives me great sadness.

      The more foreign ownership of our natural resources that has come in the more the rules are bent to accomodate them. It is a shame really and high time we start to look at things in a responsible manner and look at the long term rather than short term gain.

      Hugs from Alberta

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      Oppeakra 4 years ago from Min, USA

      Very simple but yet very deep. Vote up

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Thank you Oppeakra ... good to have you here.

      Blessings

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      Chris Mills 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Rolly, thank you for this moving poem and for the video of the Yukon. It appears as though I have another location on my Must Visit list.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi cam8510... if you are adventurous then it is a place to be. Once you get off the touristy trails and into the real country you will discover so many new things and even a few new things about yourself. The Yukon is very much alive and filled with the lore of the past...

      Blessings from Canada

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      B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

      Loved the opening where you make your reader feel so at home. The poem was great too and I really enjoyed the video on searching for gold. It was a multiple great experience thanks for sharing your talent.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi BA Williams... thank you for the comment and it warms the heart reading it. Glad you found something here that helped you feel the love of the Fireside...

      Hugs and Blessings

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