The Simple Things

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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The Simple Things


She’s feeling truly jaded,

like with all she’s had enough.

Stress and pressure

take their toll;

too much to contend with,

she’d like nothing better

than to close her eyes and sleep.

Instead she slips into her shoes,

slips her way out of the door

and walks away from people,

from the town and its hustle and bustle

and instead climbs her way

into a field.

It’s empty.

At least that is her initial impression

but all too soon she’s proven wrong.

Not by people,

but by nature,

as butterflies flitter,

and birds fly,

and the wheat in a gentle breeze does sigh.

And she breathes it all in,

takes a mental snapshot

of the simple things

that seem to her

to make the struggle,

the stress,

the pressure

all worthwhile.

Submitted: November 21, 2020

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Mike S.

An excellent take on the pic, if I'm not mistaken?

Sat, November 21st, 2020 7:58pm


Umm, actually this time the poem came first, and this was the nearest pic I could find to fit it. Thanks for giving it a read.

Sat, November 28th, 2020 10:21am

D. Thurmond aka JEF

Ah, such a nice trip, thanks for the invitation.

Sat, November 21st, 2020 9:28pm


Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for giving it a read, JE.

Sun, November 22nd, 2020 12:47pm

88 fingers

A nice mental getaway from what life throws at you.

Sat, November 21st, 2020 11:27pm


Thanks for reading, 88.

Sun, November 22nd, 2020 12:47pm

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