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Walking along the old, crumbled
stone that shatters beneath my feet
I pause to gaze at the hummingbird
that has stopped to flutter 
above the rainbowed wildflowers
That the morning dew has glistened on,
Giving them just enough of a drink 
to refresh them
Before the blazing sun
shines down to wither
their petaled bodies
Small animals hurriedly scurry
out of my sight
A nature-made wooden bench
Smoothed from weather-ware
catches my  heavy eyes
I stop to rest my aching feet
Still gazing at the peacefulness
that surrounds me
I am lost to this world
As if it were only a dream

I awaken to nightfall
My eyes adjusting to my
A small amount of fear wells
up into my throat
I run, deeper into the woods
Each step that I take
upon the beaten, narrowed path
Snaps twigs beneath my feet
Trying to grip my legs
Almost tripping me
As the moon smiles down
With its full, fat face
I look at all the beauty
And I out of place

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  1. Date: 9/29/2009 8:05:00 PM
    Kelli, kudos on this selected poem going through the finals! Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 12:23:00 PM
    Kelli, congratulations on making the first round of the contest, best of luck...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 3:17:00 PM
    Just dropping by to add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:54:00 PM
    Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Kelli. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2009 11:09:00 AM
    Congratulations Kelli on your wonderful writing being featured this week here at the Soup!!

  1. Date: 6/27/2009 6:35:00 AM
    Beautiful poem Kelli, warm congratulations on your featured poem>>James

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 10:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Kelli. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/25/2009 9:37:00 AM
    If you write this well. you should never feel out of place in a place of beauty. Congratulations on your featured write "Awakening." Vince

  1. Date: 6/23/2009 1:39:00 PM
    Welcome and congratulations. Ernilando

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 6:31:00 PM
    Nice use of imagery to convey your thoughts in your poem. Congratulations on having it featured. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 2:54:00 PM
    i like this poem mom i love you love,shi

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 5:19:00 PM
    Great imagery! You are not out of place you are a beauty too! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 8:12:00 AM
    Welcome to PoetrySoup Kelli. I am hoping to read many more poems written by you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 8:54:00 PM
    Awww what a lovely write Kelli, keep writing -Jessica

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 3:59:00 AM
    Kelli, I must admit that I am a little partial to nature poems. It falls just beneath God and family in my list of loved things. (Oh, writing is in there, too!) I'm smiling. You have captured the joy of nature with your words. By the way, the more you go there, the less frightening the night becomes. I enjoyed reading your poem. Your talent shows through your words. Keep writing. God bless you. And welcome to Poetry Soup. Always, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 1:04:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 1:01:00 PM
    Hi Kelli You're a nature lover too. So intune to nature's spirit you are!This is such a mesmerizing walk you take us on. Just love it. Think you will love my latest. Truly enjoyed this lovely poem. Great job! Take care Love Light Truth Patricia