My Dirty Secret

Posted for a Meme Express prompt, a Simply Snickers prompt (“magnificent” and “moments”), a Heads or Tails prompt (“Share a Summertime Memory”), a Three Word Wednesday prompt (“rumor,” “shake” and “spontaneous”), a Writer’s Island prompt (“curiosity”), a Saturday Free-for-All prompt (“wasted time”), Wordless Wednesday and Poetry Train.

Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink

My Dirty Secret

"One can never know for sure
what a deserted area looks like.

George Carlin
(1937 – 2008)

The most magnificent moments of all
And summertime memories, both great and small,
May be found in solace, as nature observes,
For these are occasions that quiet our nerves.

When rumors may shake us and make us to fret,
Spontaneous uprisings cause a cold sweat –
‘Tis then we escape to the dust and the grime,
For days in the pasture are ne’er wasted time.

So take me away from the ring and the race;
Let me escape to my own private place.
Sharing the meadow with those I adore
Rejuvenates me for what life has in store.

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  1. Fantastic poetry and the pictures inspires all kinds of feelings in me.

    I never thought about it in words, but observing nature does quiet my nerves so greatly!

  2. Your poem paints the picture of a place and time we could all benefit from. :)

  3. Absolutely wonderful! A beautiful poem, and I love how you tied all the prompts together so flawlessly. Great writing! Thanks for participating in Jane's Inspirations!



    If you have any interest in memes, I just started a new daily blogging meme called MEME EXPRESS (on blogspot.com). All are welcome, if you like!

  5. Nicely done. I felt the magnificance of the peace at the meadow. I wished I were there. Thanks for sharing! Peace, Light and Love to you and yours. . . CordieB.

  6. A lovely poem, full of pictures of peace and tranquillity.

    I have a poem about the curiosity of a life's journey at my place:


  7. The Bible verse at the top has long been one I liked very much. But when you get into the Hebrew, it translates as "The upright person cares for the soul ['life-force'] of his animal." The same Hebrew word for the human soul ("nephesh") is used repeatedly for animals! Only difference is that animals aren't said to have "spirits"; i.e. the same moral and rational responsibilities humans have.



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