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On My Porch

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On My Porch

Some days the birds come out They sing there beautiful song They envelope my senses I harbor their harmonious tunes I long to hear them all my days There are days when the sky is clear The sky would be a cerulean blue With white high cotton clouds I lift my eyes toward the sun And take in all of its golden rays My pupils become very small Just small specks in my eyes Just then I see the tree-line A magnificent sight to behold Each tree within the calm cluster Is filled with the beginning of life Just as are some of the unknown flowers That are alongside of the house Those flowers that have been struggling Struggling through these harsh days The weather has been rough for all nature The birds, the trees, and the flowers All have had a hard time adjusting To the tremendous swings of temperature Cold to warm, warm to cold And everything in between My porch is a calming place A place where I like to relax Though today has been raining Still it’s a calming rain, but very cold I wish I could hear the birds And see the clear day With the sun’s warmth all over me And I could see nature with its beauty But now I see another part of nature In its own beauty, the nurturing rain Without this nothing would survive So I still smile on days like this The peaceful constant rain on the porch I can only stand staying out so long Because it’s too cold, it’s freezing out But I still wanted to feel this part of nature A real part of life, an influence to one’s soul It never gets old coming out to my porch I always bond with all of nature No matter what that nature is that day Warm and cloudy, hot and sticky Cold and frigid, humid, stale, and calm All of which are important in life And I like to experience each one of them Nature has its good days, and its bad And I like to be in the middle of all of them Now I will come in and will await Await the time when I will come back out again Tonight, tomorrow, or whatever time I will venture out to my porch And enjoy my time here, with nature
Russell Sivey Written per the request by my friend Sara Kendrick

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  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:41:00 PM
    This had a very smoothing effect on me. I felt like I was there...seeing all the things you wrote about so well. It did me good. God bless, Russell.

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 12:19:00 PM
    In the words of Luke Bryan "Rain is a good thang!". Speaking completely honesty here, when it comes to these nature pieces you are one of the best on the Soup. I can truly tell how very important nature is for you... to feel connected with all the life around you. Wow! Adding this to one to my favorites :)

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Russell; it is so nice that you tell us about the way you spend your days on your porch and listen to the birds sing, or watch the rain fall. Each day has it's own beauty. Thanks for sharing.... Thanks for reading part II. Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/26/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your very descriptive work..I am glad that you took on my suggestion..It produced a good work..I hope that you get inspired to write out on the porch again..Thanks for stopping by..I am sorry that your arm has been hurting..I hope it is easy by now..Nerve pain is very hard to deal with..Sara

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Russell, may I make a suggestion to you. I see this more as prose poetry than free verse. That said, I want to tell you. This is some of your best writing I have seen and for that, a fave upon thee!!!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 11:10:00 AM
    Marvelous write my friend...love it. Love the images and thoughts within...

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Lovely verse Russell is this one of your writings or is it Sara's either way it's beautiful xxx

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Wonderful Russell...makes me want to write about my porch....and all the joy I find there...I shared this with you if but for a moment....thanks..