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A Walk in the Wilderness

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A Walk in the Wilderness

fresh morning dew scintillates
on diamond webs
under a new sun rising
from a horizon's pink glow

wildflowers sweeten fresh air
as a busy world fades from
memory of traffic noise forgotten
as songbirds serenade from a distance

all is peace in soft breathing
and quiet echoes of a heart beat
as calm radiates from silent footfalls
along a quiet wooded trail

while away from a wild fortress
of wilderness and ivory towers of solitude
a world burns with alien passions
of flesh meeting steel in relentless violence

awareness dawns, stopping him.......mid-stride
on a thin edge of enlightenment 

as he can hear whispered echoes
of his own death softly screaming



and answers in a whispered song
of slowly drawn ringing steel

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  1. Date: 2/23/2011 8:19:00 AM
    Exceptional writing, Stephen. I really enjoyed this poem that tells of nature's beauty and man's sometimes, lack of simple love. Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/23/2011 7:54:00 AM
    Enjoyed the walk with you in the beautiful wilderness, Stephen

  1. Date: 2/22/2011 11:33:00 PM
    wow, Stephen, VERY good poetry. Showing that contrast of modern world and peacefulness of nature. Just lovely!