The soft wind brushed against my cheeks
while the sun wrapped my arms in a
blanket of warmth.
As I meandered near a cluster of pine
and deciduous trees;
I imagined walking along the
shoreline of the ocean and seeing
the rolling waves rise and tumble with
a reverberating thunderous roar.
Witnessing the water pile up and swirl
with a majestic life of its own;
I could watch and be
mesmerized by it all day long.
But no, here I am in a quiet,
tranquil place strolling along
a lonely road where in the eve
of the autumnal season
wildflowers have started
to wither and go to seed.
There is a hint of scattered,
turning leaves even though
it is summer, still.
I continued my journey
going around a bend traveling
up and down an occasional hill.
As I pass by the placid forest
I can hear the chirping of the
crickets’ unseen chorus.
Tis really an aimless venture
with no purpose but to think and
ponder. But finally, as I
strolled while getting lost
in the labyrinth of my own
I decided just to enjoy this
journey with a thankful heart
and a mind intent on
capturing the peacefulness
of this day as it leads into
the twilight of a gentle
and solemn conclusion.
Finally, the sun is dipping
Downward ever so softly
on the horizon;
casting a gentle pink glow
across fields and meadow.
This quiet day, indeed,
has come to a soft and gentle end.
Trust in the Lord or
let doubts rise and sway; faith is
a choice each new day.
Another fun haiku challenge from Ronovan! This time using the words “choice” and “faith”. If you like word challenges and haiku’s, then I invite you to also accept Ronovan’s latest challenge at this link and have fun: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/category/haiku-prompt-challenge/
Merry blue eyes and laughter
Ever loving and caring father
Moments of quiet conversations
Of his life experiences and wisdom.
Retelling lighthearted stories of his youth
In fond remembrance of what he used to do.
Eager with friends and family to celebrate
Sharing his smile and love during the holidays.
Overworked in the fields and at the mine:
Filled with family duty to provide.
Days camping near a Hatfiield lake;
And fishing at a favorite place.
Determined to live and remain strong;
No longer on earth but alive in heaven.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD
NOW EXPLORING THE REALMS