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A Walk in the Woods

When life in the city
becomes too much to bear,
With its winding concrete roads,
Its underpasses and overpasses,
Its tall buildings and speeding cars,
When I am overwhelmed by a sense
of hopelessness and unrelenting stress,
I retreat into the arms of Nature

When life amidst people
becomes too much to bear,
With their big black hearts
And puny shriveled souls,
With their depraved moral values-
Self-obsessed, materialistic and profane,
I take refuge in the bosom of the forest.

I dwell among towering trees
And splendorous falls,
With its gushing streams
And magnificent mountains,
Pretty flowers in their colorful attire
peeping through grass and shrubs
swaying alluringly with beckoning smiles,
And bees humming joyfully over them,
Soothes my insatiable craving for bliss;
I find solace in the lap of Nature.

Contest:"Chasing the Blues Away"

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Ahh, how refreshing to the soul this is, Abdul...congratulations on a well deserved win - Tim

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win. Wonderfully written.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 10:41:00 AM
    Congrats Abdul! Well done.

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 11:03:00 AM
    Belated congratulations on your win Abdul xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 8:27:00 PM
    This is extremely good. Well done!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:19:00 PM
    hey, look, my prediction was right. it is at the top of the winners. Right where it belongs . CONGRATS

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:37:00 PM
    That will sure chase away many stresses among the blues .CONGRATS

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:30:00 PM
    Abdul congratulation on your big win. Warm, Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:31:00 AM
    Awesome job! Nature is the perfect way to escape the complicated mess known as society :) Congrats!

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:11:00 AM
    Hi Abdul, , a nice winning poem... Congratulations with your "Chasing the Blues Away" entry... Have yourself a nice one~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 3:56:00 PM
    I love this!!!! Whenever life has me feeling really down in the dumps- I go on nature trips. This is sensational :)

    Malik Avatar Abdul Malik
    Date: 2/7/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In a hot summer afternoon, when there's a mild wind blowing, sit under a tree - the experience will be out of this world. Glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 2/3/2013 7:05:00 PM
    I think this one is going to be way at the top of the winners. SUre wish I could write this way for that contest but I will probably do one much more shallow than yours. VERY wonderful poem.

    Malik Avatar Abdul Malik
    Date: 2/3/2013 8:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, you're just being nice! Like always I appreciate your opinion. Thanks
  1. Date: 2/3/2013 6:48:00 PM
    So do I. Very beautiful. Good luck

    Malik Avatar Abdul Malik
    Date: 2/3/2013 8:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks a bunch of flowers!