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Come With Me

You question why I wish to live
In isolation among the wilds,
Forsaking all society gives
And its lure of ventures beguiled?
To answer this I can't decree
In words what lacks simplicity
Instead, why not come with me 
To taste my eccentricities.

Come with me to stand
Atop a snowy mountain's peak
To gaze at miles of virgin land
The beauty of which words can't speak.
Come, let it strip away your cares
And then perchance you just may dare
To feel the peace that's waiting there
Atop that snowy mountain fair.

Come with me and walk
Along a winding river's brink
To listen to the wood thrush talk
Or watch a doe come out to drink.
Come, watch the beaver's clever craft
Then pause to hear what few men have
Come stroll along that peaceful path
To listen to your spirit laugh.

Come with me and run
Through golden fields of flowing grain
Then pausing there to fill your lungs
Take time to smell the windblown plains.
Come, watch the merry butterfly
Float 'cross an amber colored sky
And hear the earth give out her sigh
As now the day says his goodbye.

Come with me and sleep
And lay beneath the star strewn skies
In timbered heights, so dark and deep
To find repose for weary eyes.
Come, think of all you've seen today
Of Mother Nature's grand display
And once we have knelt down to pray
Then let your dreams come out to play.

Then arise with the sun
And return to society
To work until the day is done
On another man's proprieties.
Think then of our day gone past
And of these questions you've asked
You'll know then why I'm an outcast
Who's chosen the more tranquil path.


                         Timothy I. Brumley

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  1. Date: 9/17/2011 10:39:00 AM
    My weary eyes find rest in your words. Needed rest!

  1. Date: 11/18/2010 1:35:00 PM
    With the flavor of Walt Whitman, Timothy! This is One I had not seen yet. I'm glad I decided to check out another of your entries in the first round of the Soup contest! A great poem for nature lovers. Luv,Andrea

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 9:20:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Tim. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/13/2010 4:26:00 AM
    I can not tell you what it meant to me to be able to read your poetry today Timothy. I wish you the best in your writing and hope each day takes you to greater heights in it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 5:35:00 PM
    good flow in this, enjoyed the read

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 3:29:00 PM
    I wrote this poem during a two month trek up the Sierra Nevada trail with just me and my 75 lb back pack. I had just come back from overseas after a three year tour in Tokyo Japan. I was tired of concrete, and people, and noise, and smog, and clocks! Loneliness and starvation finally drove me out of the hills in the end, and so the pendulum swings.

  1. Date: 5/12/2010 2:47:00 PM
    Excellent write that speaks to me all the way through of your love of nature and open natural spaces...The rhyme and rhythm is good...Keep the creative pen flowing..Sara