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The View From My Deck

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The View From My Deck

On the other side of the trees
the traffic busily goes by
but here on my side of the trees
it's the sun and the birds and I.

The trees form a great barrier,
hiding me from the traffic flow.
It's like my personal forest.
Just me and the wild things that grow.

It's designed to be deceptive.
You don't notice us from the road above.
That's the best thing about my deck.
It's one of the things I love.

My wooded little sancturary
in the middle of a busy avenue,
where city sounds mix with the call of birds
and deer and squirrels visit too.

The tall, tall Douglas Firs,
the Juniper and Ivy as well,
build a wall between the street and I.
It's such a serene place to dwell.

Copyright © Francine Roberts

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  1. Date: 7/2/2012 1:50:00 PM
    A nice little write that just might help your property value to go up. Show this to some real estate agents.

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 10:06:00 PM
    Your own little slice of heaven in this beloved forest of yours, Francine...everyone needs a bit of privacy and an escape to the hustle and bustle of busyness! Nice topic for your poem..Everyday life poetry is so close to my soul...Thoroughly enjoyed. Thanks for your well wishes to my daughter who is still having problems while in the hospital...also thanks for your kind remarks on my poetry too. You are a GEM! gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:16:00 PM
    This poem sits right close to my heart. I'm getting on a plane and I'm coming to enjoy the serenity and endearing place you have described in your poem. I long for a place that we could call our own private and secluded alcove, meant to deceive the passer-byers.

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:48:00 AM
    Sounds lovely Francine as is the poem xx

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 10:20:00 PM
    deforestation is a major issue now we face .if it continue at the current rate the world's rain forest will be completely vanished within hundred years .i say this fact just to appreciate you for writing this beautiful poem.your little sanctuary is not only a serene place to dwell but it is a heaven .it is the first time i read such a poem like this .it spreads a great message .thank you for sharing .jk

  1. Date: 6/25/2012 9:57:00 PM
    Yes, your dry spell is over..lovely piece. BG