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Backyard Vacation

When normal frustrations of life seem they’ll never end
I take a walk in my back yard and take it all in

I’m lucky, a few acres, some trees, and a pond
I embrace the view but try to look beyond

To the beautiful things that I see offering a hedge
Like a tree’s reflections against a water’s edge

Bird sounds, the wind, even the occasional voice
Of a neighbor at play, always a good choice

All are just the first layer of a painting that I see in my mind
That when appreciated allow me to relax and recline

I often talk to God, knowing He always hears
My thoughts, my concerns, no matter how unclear

Even when they sound complainingly so
They need to be said so that I might grow

So when life seemingly begins to tighten or strain
Maybe a backyard vacation can help explain

That it’s all a gift, but there’s no denying
We all need a backyard of sorts to enjoy the trying

Copyright © Shawn Sackman

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  1. Date: 12/17/2012 3:38:00 PM
    Awee... my sweet daughter visited this poem... wish she was still into the soup..anyways~ sorry about bragging about my daughter's royal appearance on your poem. Shawn, about your poem i love my back yard, it is my place of comfort and play. love the couplets and walk through your back yard... always~pd

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    Date: 12/17/2012 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for all your many kinds words. i love my backyard too. lately i've been on a songwriting spree and this is one i turned into a song working with some folks in Nashville. if you search under shawn sackman on itunes you can listen to some of my songs. if you like any i'll send you the mp3's so you dont have to pay:0) thx again for being so nice. shawn
  1. Date: 11/9/2010 1:19:00 PM
    sounds like a great place to unwind! :)

  1. Date: 2/16/2010 8:37:00 PM
    nice write... we all have our getaways... a place where we can think... enjoyed reading Royal T.

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 3:43:00 PM
    Very nice poem...I think I'll take a backyard vacation....enjoyed...Marty