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Of leaves and stones
Made for quiet moments
Serenely, with the lake’s beauty
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I allow myself to linger there, watching as they meet; land and water, trees and air, lying at my feet. Basking in this wonder, I breathe in all the glory; both above and under, this is nature’s telling story.
Sitting on the banks, I close my eyes and meditate; for this beauty I must thank, as my soul, it does elate.
Azure skies reflect in crystal waters, flanked by green grasses, and what were once the vibrant colors of the leaves. They’re faded now, turned to brown, but the colors still remain vivid in my eyes. Here is where I find a sense of peacefulness, a calm like no other, reaching through to my soul, a serenity in nature, held captive on this Earth. I walk softly, for fear I’ll disturb the silence that breathes here.
Stopping, I find myself sitting down on the banks, under the trees, feeling the cool breezes of the near-ending season, and I take note that winter is fast approaching, pulling the collar of my sweater closer to my face. How I wish I could bottle this incredible feeling. But alas, I cannot, so I must make good with the time she remains with me, and patiently wait for her to return from her lengthy respite.
And I shall remain here, long into the day, soaking in her beauty, for I do not yet wish to bid autumn adieu…
Reflective moments in the glass
She sits there, day after day
Too many stones, left upturned
Not enough time to amend them
Excuses made, in every which way
Shattered, as she tries to defend them
Emptiness, fills the quiet room
As she refuses to believe, it is she
Who causes this to happen, over again
Defying, her own inadequacies
May Writing Prompt: Glass houses – Day 13/31
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