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TAKE A STROLL by Mel Martin

 I wrote this poem on the weekend when I was unable to go for my usual weekend stroll in the forest…

I am beginning to realize how complex we are, and that a time comes when we can no longer do that which we were once able.


Take a Stroll

Take a stroll 
Through the forest of life
As first light of day washes through
Feel its power to renew you
As it cascades like a fountain

Bringing joy and serenity

To awaken the trees

To greet the bracken

And enlighten all that is nature

And all that is good

Alert to its awe

Listen for birdsong

The chirp overhead 

As if soars through branches

Through a golden array 

Silence is silver as a shimmer of day

Words sacred fill your heart

Unspoken and yet shaking the core

Praise and glory fills your ears

Angels wings lift your heart

And glide in the haze

To cleanse all badness away

Momentarily you are lost

The wonder of all life fills your head

Your soul floats along

A cloud of deepest purple
Guiding you home.


Mel Martin: I and mother of three, living in  am mother of three, living in Colchester, Essex, in the U.K, but am originally from Dudley in the West Midlands. I have always loved the use of the English language but for many years struggled with basic literacy skill. I left school with nothing and achieved everything through hard work and determination. I work with children in a high school, which is more of a calling than a chore. I've published books on historical research and five volumes of poetry available here, my latest one is called The Poetry Corner, and you can find it here. You may e-mail me if you like: Pelsallsaints@live.com 




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