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State of Grace-In The Woods

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State of Grace-In The Woods

In the woods...

You can find that mysterious place
Where solace, is best described as grace
That place where man and mind, can talk
And when needed, rearrange his heart

Here, there are no printed rules to see
The strong survive, as it should be
While quietly, observing surroundings there
You realize, the cost of life is dear

As vultures feed on meager flesh
Left from last night's unseen death
But, fragile too...as morning dew
Settles soft on a spiders web

Saplings fight for rays of sun
Among thickest shades of green
Like us, in life on the run
Seldom feeling we're really seen

The seasons come, the cycles run
The old ones die, the young ones fly
From brown to green..and green to brown
Then it starts all over again

Yet in the woods...
You can find that place
Where solace, is best described as grace
That place where man and mind, can talk
And when needed..rearrange his heart

Man is the intruder here
It's up to you...accept or fear

9-3-2013
©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Wait a minute here, I KNOW you've been around longer than this! You are a true outdoor gal and I picture you as a little tom-boyish in a beautiful kind of way...Right or wrong? Sending soup mail soon...

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Powerfully written!!! I am left weakened.... You really put this one together, sweetheart. ...... Jake

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 10/23/2013 8:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it Jake...
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:31:00 AM
    Awesome words up there, state of grace indeed ;} going to fav's ;}

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 10/23/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks debbie
  1. Date: 10/6/2013 6:33:00 AM
    What a lovely poem! this write is a state of grace in itself! Loved it.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 10/23/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much
  1. Date: 10/4/2013 6:04:00 PM
    A very beautiful poem, with great descriptions and flowing rhymes. I also liked your different take on the "woods" theme. This gives the reader much to think about. Terrific work, Donna! Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you very much for the nice comments. I really appreciate it!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 10/23/2013 8:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated..
  1. Date: 10/2/2013 1:55:00 PM
    I find this quite a deep and profound take on the theme - congrats on your winning work :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 10/23/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.....:-) :-) :-)
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:39:00 PM
    lovely win Donna, ............. LUV.............. SKAT

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 10/23/2013 8:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you.....
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 12:25:00 AM
    WELL DONE, Donna. This is a great poem on the woodland theme.glad to see it again and in the top of the winner list! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 6:30:00 PM
    it can be so relaxing, but I guess fearful at times...I prefer to be the intruder that blends in so I can enjoy it all...lovely write, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 3:27:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win Donna

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Donna, thank you so much for this entry. I knew it felt very .... I don't know....like me, I guess. I see now that you wrote it and since we are sorta kindred spirits, that makes perfect sense. I loved it! Thanks so much, gal!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 10/23/2013 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh thank you lil bro......it was fun.....take care.....:-)
  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:05:00 PM
    nice win Donna,....Linda

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 11:45:00 AM
    Contest Winners: In the Woods. Sponsored by: Caleb Smith. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem in this contest,Donna. - Pleased to read your poem, well written! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Very nice . Thanks for reading my work

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 7:43:00 AM
    this should win in my book.........excellent images and perfectly describes the glorious and dark sides of raw nature.

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 8:13:00 AM
    Very nicely done for his contest, sweetie. I am surprised I had missed this one while waiting for you to put up a new one. Hurry hurry!!!

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 1:05:00 PM
    Donna; This is a great poem, with a mysterious touch to it. Thanks for sharing and good luck in the contest... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 8:06:00 PM
    Just read Drake's comments... he says the way I never could! Love you Donna sweet Donna xoxoxox

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 8:09:00 PM
    I love this Donna....great write....the refrain is beautiful...best wishes

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 12:19:00 PM
    - A clever poem .... beautiful and interesting - Good lines: "The seasons come, the cycles run The old ones die, the young ones fly "..... it is life's roads. - Luck in contest ! - Have a nice day, Donna - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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