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Lazy Day

The water was
dark and brown,
two turtles rested on a nearby log
soaking in the sun.

A large grey heron swooped lazily down
landing effortlessly
while looking around for a tasty morsel treat.

Overhead a squawking jay served as sentinel
to warn of my intrusion into its domain.

All I wanted was to sit and dip a line 
into the cool brown pool.

Perhaps an unsuspecting fish would seek
the dangling worm on the end of my line.

Even if there were no takers
I wouldn't mind.

It just was a chance to visit
the calm and quiet of that dark and cool 
pool as it just drifted by.

Thoughts of nothingness clouded an 
otherwise empty mind.

It was just a lazy day,
warm and friendly sitting by that
dark and brown pool 
with a drifting line.

Cares drifted away
like the white fluffy clouds high above.

So why spoil a beautiful day.

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  1. Date: 10/11/2013 8:52:00 AM
    This is a creative and imaginative write. The imagery takes the reader on a journey of a peaceful, restful day nice job

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 12:45:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem this week Richard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/23/2011 8:01:00 PM
    Lovely Richard, I feel the heat and laziness of the day. Your descriptions are perfect.

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 4:44:00 AM
    This was awesome my daughter likes turtles and I love herons.. Cory