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Today I hit the wetland trails

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Today I hit the wetland trails

Today I hit the wetland trails

Today I hit the wetland trails
I’ve not done this for a while
It’s not the same as the older days
When I used to walk for miles
My body’s getting older now
I’m easing off a bit
And yet these wetlands filled with life
I love them, I admit.

Whilst walking I got kind of high
The clouds were in the sky
As the rain was teeming down
I heard the ravens cry
As two of them flew over head
Giving out their lonely calls
There’s something about these big black birds
That be so beautiful.

Then I saw a flock of swallows
About a hundred strong
They were not singing tenderly
I heard no kind of song
But my, those birds, they seemed to dance
They whirled and twirled around
And put my mind into a trance
As I trod the grassy ground.

I walked for just an hour or two
As that rain, it soaked the earth
Oh. Walking through these wetland trails
Is a thing of so much worth
Then I went home to write some poems
To celebrate my day
And let the day just do its thing
As I went on my way.

15 August 2013 @ 1350hrs.

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 9:41:00 PM
    Wait until I change my shoes and Ill go with you..I love to walk far away from civilization. Kind of hard to find these days. Love your poem. BG

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/16/2013 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara, these wetlands are actually in Perth, you see we were built on a swamp all those years ago, and There is much of it turned into beautiful parks, where the wild life abounds,,,thank you so much for reading my verse...Peter
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:49:00 PM
    opening our eyes as we walk can do wonders to the mind and brings so much beauty, enjoyed your write, ~always, Linda

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 8/16/2013 1:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is my great joy to walk where beautiful nature abides, thank you I thank you Linda, so much Peter.