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Being One with Nature

Whispers of weeping willows beckon me,
“Forget the rain; get ready for a ride!”
On a magic carpet I soar o’er sea 
Worldly troubles melt away as I glide
To another world where flora is lush
There are no signs of civilization
As I land next to a pink butterfly
Against my elbow this creature does brush 
Have I begun a new incarnation?
That can’t be, for I know I didn’t die
All is still, not a hush
And even by my best calculation,
Nary a soul is lingering nearby

But creatures aplenty bid me good day
Seeing a long-necked giraffe makes me smile
He bows his neck and soon goes on his way
How lucky I feel!  This trip is worthwhile
From the forest a lion approaches
Gentle as a lamb, he purrs at my feet
As I reach over to pick a red rose,
Not one thorn encroaches
Wafting through the air an aroma sweet,
A welcome sense of serenity grows

From the brook beside me a large trout jumps;
Splashing is his way of saying hello
Now why was I feeling down in the dumps?
When twilight descends, the forest’s aglow
With lavender, amber, pink hues and more
This is the harmony ancestors knew
And as I lie down, my spirits revive
Gone are things I abhor
My, this fantasy was long overdue
And I feel so blessed just to be alive


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  1. Date: 4/17/2012 7:04:00 PM
    a very well deserved win, Carolyn. Big congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 4:01:00 PM
    Good flow in this winning work..Congrats.Sara

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 2:25:00 PM
    Peaceable Kingdom!! Just lovely! Congrad's on your big win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 5:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super win in Cyndi's "Ode To Small Comforts" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/16/2012 11:46:00 PM
    What a treat you gave yourself. Congratulations Carolyn. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/19/2012 7:19:00 AM
    beautiful write, my friend. It's great to see you writing and posting again - I hadn't realised you were until PD blogged about your dinosaur poem being so good

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 1:33:00 PM
    The trip was wonderful and the visions just make my day Carolyn! You have such a wonderful way of describing the ordinary things of life and make them extrordinary. Love it all :)

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 5:56:00 AM
    Again you are amazing, hope that your health is better, looking at offers, have some suitors who are interested in sponsoring the completed 10 books of poetry already wriitten, for 20% of the business they will be my partner for the rest of my carreer, they must believe in the Father and Jesus Christ and believe in the poetry, if interested I will be willing to use a poem of your choice in the book as a guest writer, also will be on the radio next week plugging. God bless

  1. Date: 3/18/2012 5:52:00 AM
    Very nice approach to the theme of the contest Carolyn.Love it.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 11:34:00 PM
    gosh, I wish I could come up with an idea as stunning as yours was, sweetie. It's gonna be a chart topper.

  1. Date: 3/17/2012 8:34:00 PM
    Love your landscapes Carolyn, I was flying there with you, hugs vie