Open Your Eyes

Written by: Shadow Hamilton

Deep in the woods lay a pile of leaves
all russet colours glinting and shining
flapping gently in the breeze like sleeves
what is there at the bottom in hiding? 

I stir the pile and watch the scurrying
woodlice, beetles , a little crawly thing
a scary brown snake slithers off hissing
frighten off his meal of a tiny hatch-ling

And hidden secrets are where ever we look
turn over any stone and a host   appear
what we find can depend on our outlook
if your mind's cloudy, it will be unclear

Open your eyes  and see all the beauty
welcome in the visions of magic gladly

written 06/02/2013

contest Beauty