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Let The Beauty Of Outside Come Inside

Updated on May 4, 2017

Just Let It Happen

I walk outside into my yard

I look around and see some Spring clean up in need

So I grab some work gloves and a rake

I begin raking in between the jagged rocks

Where the leaves have secretly been hiding

I rake but they are squeezed in so tight

I have to get down on my hands and knees

I have a small rock wall that was probably built many years before I was born

It reminds me of a great statue

That stands tall

Facing all the adversities of life

The same rocks are where they were first laid

Some covered in dirt others with bits of grass and leaves

I feel the hard rock against my hands

The smooth surface as I wipe

Rocks and me have a bond

One I have not told a soul

Even though they are very old

I am very young

I believe we both hold onto our precious memories of life

We may find people stone cold and unsocial

But under their thick skin

They have a heart

That beats like ours every second

They have lungs like ours that breathe every second

Even though we are so different on the outside

I know we are same underneath

So why can't we want the same things out of life

Love and happiness

Peace and joy for everyone

Why does life have to be so unforgiving and sad

I pretend rocks were all people at one time

The meanest of mankind

If a person was mean they would turn into a rock

Not forever but for as long as needed to think about what hey have said and done

Then when they honestly want to change their ways

They would turn into people again

No one has to wait to die to see judgement day

So I sit among the rocks of all the bad people in the world

Rubbing the leaves and dirt off them with care

Appreciating their own beauty others did not see

Talking to them as friends

I see the love inside of you

That shines in all kinds of weather

You may look plain on the outside

Not much different than the rock right next to you

But underneath you are so much more

Be kind to one another

Some day I will meet you in the street

Talk to you like I am now

Who knows we might become the best of friends

Maybe even grab lunch together

My treat

I hope your hungry

I have been working in my yard all day

Among all the things I could be doing

I spend my time cleaning this rock wall

I don't know what that is like

But if you want I am free

I could come over to help you

You know two people working together can get it done faster

At the same time turn work into fun

You don't say

That would be a great idea

Then I could finish a story I have been writing that has no end

You like to write so don't I

Maybe we could work on the story together

Wouldn't it be cool if we both were in the story

Now that would be awesome

I always wanted to be a villain

Then a super hero would be nice

Maybe we could make you both

What a small world

Where two strangers can become friends after all


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I love when people talk about gardening. I only grow a few plants and that is enough for me. It requires time. I do like to dig in the dirt and play like a little boy. Being outside is a lot of fun. Thank you for reading and caring.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Ah, yes it is garden time however our weather here is particularly unusual. We planted potatoes and the following morning I woke up and it was snowing. I thought Christmas had come again or I was losing it. This was Wednesday and by the afternoon all the snow was gone. I mean how is a person supposed to feel good when the weather cannot decide if it will be winter or spring. Anyway we are going to do tomato and pumpkin planting as well.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      Annart Life has many wrinkles. Some can be ironed out. Some have to be left as they are for all to see and appreciate. Thank you for sharing my story and I hope you have a very special day.

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      Ann Carr 

      18 months ago from SW England

      Love the idea of rocks being mean people! Love the way you discuss the title and work it through.

      Ann

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      Ms Dora Rocks can be so beautiful in the inside. Their hard surface keeps them protected. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      Dora Weithers 

      18 months ago from The Caribbean

      "We are same underneath." That's why it is easy to relate to your desire for love, joy, peace and happiness. Your use of those rocks as symbols is really interesting.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      Manatita 44 The more practice I get hopefully my work will show all my effort. Thank you so much for the beautiful complement. I don't drink too often so I am going to use your comment as my night cap. Pleasant dreams.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      18 months ago

      Sharon E Shenko I was picking up more leaves again today. I clean and on a windy day the leaves come back. The rock wall is looking nicer and nicer. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      18 months ago from london

      More and more you're writing poetry, not Blogs. Such cute lines and you tell it so well! Consider this piece about the rock:

      "That stands tall

      Facing all the adversities of life."- Dream On.

      And this amazing piece, full of empathy and concern:

      "So I sit among the rocks of all the bad people in the world

      Rubbing the leaves and dirt off them with care

      Appreciating their own beauty others did not see

      Talking to them as friends." -Dream On.

      Finally, a very insightful piece:

      "We may find people stone cold and unsocial

      But under their thick skin

      They have a heart

      That beats like ours every second." - So beautiful!!

      I really like the way you compared the rock to humans. Touching!!

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      18 months ago from Texas

      Hello Dream On, this is an interesting way to look at the rocks in your rock garden.

      Blessings

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