Category Archives: nature

I’ve seen…

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I’ve seen the motley shades of the sky
I’ve seen a little birdie learning to fly
I’ve seen the night steal over the sun
On a dreary winter afternoon

I’ve seen the sunkissed mountain peaks
I’ve seen caged animals trying to speak
I’ve seen a raging storm’s black dress
Fade away into nothingness

I’ve seen the azure waters of the sea
I’ve seen squirrels prancing on a tree
I’ve seen the mesmerizing sultry moon
Liven up even the most melancholy tune

I’ve seen some of nature’s prettiest sights
Sanguine mornings and dreamy nights
Masterstrokes of God’s skilled brush
That no evil in the world can touch
In every little thing there’s beauty to be found
All i have to do is to look around

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Close encounters!!

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I can’t believe I made it through unscathed, though undoubtedly, the emotional scars will take a while to heal. It was certainly a very close call. For a few moments there, I almost thought, “This is it! This is how it all ends.”

But then, somehow, in some way, from some recklessly valiant cell of my body, I was able to summon up that last ounce of courage which was probably my salvation… and his undoing. I suppose all those self-defense lessons from my teenage years finally paid off. Although it wasn’t what you’d call a ‘fair fight’, I was up against an opponent of dinosaur proportions. I swear, I’ve never seen a lizard that huge!

Honestly, if he thought he could come and live under my roof, and make it difficult for me to move around my own house without first snooping around each damned surface, and scare the living daylights out of me whenever he wished…….. Well, I showed him who’s the boss!!

 

This is in response to this week’s Trifecta writing challenge, using the word ‘Dinosaur’ meaning one that is impractically large, out-of-date, or obsolete. You can also check out the other entries at:

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2012/08/trifecta-week-forty.html

An indigo sky

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Restless clouds
Jostling each other
For space
Raging, billowing
Adorned in pretty lace
From a sliver of moonlight
Peeking its way
Through the dense blanket
That keeps brimming over,
Swirling around
Like a witch’s brewing pot
Turned upside down

A persistent low rumble
Keeping the background score
Supplying the beat
For the whistling wind
Enveloping every
Living being
And a sudden burst
Of lightning
Lighting up the mystic night
Illuminating your face
In an electric blue light

In that instant
Our eyes meet
As a clap of thunder
Applauds
And time and space
Fuse together
Till all that remains
Is you, me, the indigo sky
And this enchanting weather..

Dream a Dream

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Let sleep cast a spell

As I close my eyes tonight

Let no one disturb me

Until the morning light

 

Let me lay aside my fears

And my worries of the day

As I lose myself in a dream

And go to a land far away

 

A land that has no boundaries

Where wishes do come true

Where no prayer goes unanswered

Where the sky is bright and blue

 

For there are so many things I wanted

That I did never get

Though that’s okay ‘cos I know

God gave me what was best

 

So let me dream of things that never were

And may never even be

If only in a dream, let me live

My sweetest fantasy

 

Let me sleep like a child

As I dream a dream tonight

Let no one wake me up

Until the sun is shining bright

A day like today

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The world’s a pretty sight

Did you see it today?

It feels great to be alive

On a day like today!

 

The flowers lift their faces

As the sun spreads its rays

The birds fly in lazy circles

As if in a drunken haze.

 

In the distance, a river

meanders down its way

As it gushes over a rock,

It makes a merry spray.

 

A light wind rustles

though the leaves and hay

As a stray cloud passes overhead,

The shadows start to play.

 

Everything had seemed so dull

While you had been away

Now that you’re back,

A little longer, won’t you stay?

 

The world’s a pretty sight

And its indeed a beautiful day!

It feels great to be alive

On a day like today!!