An Evenings Wandering

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

This poem was written when I went through several rocky periods in my life. Walking and communion with God helped me to heal.

In darkness lost, a myriad of thoughts provoked,
the mind altered a moment which time evoked.
The triumph of light, a cleansing of heart and soul,
there is a sense of losing oneself, that shifting of control.
Moments, hours, years are passing wrapped in summer's glow.
I feel the movement of earth and sky a steady constant flow.
I am lost and yet so filled with these silent ponderings.
Here among God's gifts and this, my evening wanderings.

Among the leaf clad trees and color spun sky,
I walk the trails others have and watch this season die.
A cooler wind caresses my cheek and makes me smile.
This moment is precious, so dear I'll walk on for awhile.
Down to the stream bed where the moss is still green,
past the neighbor's farmhouse to spots rarely seen.
I keep absorbing the beauty and hold memories fast.
For I know in my soul soon this season will pass.

Back to my home now, back to the fire,
time to stop wandering; it's soon time to retire.
One last look out the window as the sun it is setting,
Already I have sorrow, already regretting.
How the day seemed too short, how the hours are leaving,
Soon winter will come and I'll be left grieving.
No more walks in the meadow, no more walks by the streams,
but I'll hold fast my memories and walk on in my dreams.

Submitted: September 19, 2009

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Timeless Thoughts

This was beautiful. Every word perfect and wonderful just like you.

Sat, October 24th, 2009 7:15pm


Thank you. I really love this one. It was when God gave me the strength to carry one. Susan

Sun, October 25th, 2009 11:19am

Graeme Montrose

Wonderful, I have walked that road it is all too familure

Mon, November 2nd, 2009 2:05pm


Thank you for reading this one. I walk that road when things get too crazy and it helps. He eases the pain and heartache.
I appreciate it. Susan :)

Mon, November 2nd, 2009 7:04am

lily of the nile

Lov the pictures you wrote in this one.

Wed, November 11th, 2009 2:15pm


Thank you. God has always been my favorite subject to write on. So glad it suited you. Susan :)

Wed, November 11th, 2009 9:29am


Amazing. I am so jealous of your rhyming scheme and how everything was so unified and cohesive!
I wish I could write poems like that.
This felt like a healing poem, where you reflect back and how everything was beginning to get better.
Your descriptions were beautiful and word choice is dead-on.
It feels, hesitant but determined, almost like consoling yourself, telling yourself that it will be better.
Hopeful and inspiring.

Fri, November 13th, 2009 8:00am


Thanks you hit the nail right on the head. This was a time of healing. I needed to be with God. Didn't even take the cell phone with me. So glad you enjoyed this one. It is a special write. I came back to the living. Susan :)

Fri, November 13th, 2009 6:45am

Brian W

This is fantastic. The rhyme and flow perfect. The emotions felt when reading it as your words painted a picture of what your eyes seen. I am impressed

Thu, November 26th, 2009 1:59am


Thank you Brian. You see we all have those moments of doubt and fear. I used to walk when I felt so overcome by them I could not stand it anymore. Such beauty in what God created.
Thank you for being a friend I cherish that. Susan :)

Thu, November 26th, 2009 6:20am


Very powerful write. Strength and faith.

Tue, December 1st, 2009 12:58am


Thank you Myra, I wrote this at a time when I lost strength and faith. The walk and God helped me heal. I appreciate it so much my dear friend. Susan :)

Tue, December 1st, 2009 1:34pm


Such a peaceful write. Good job.

Wed, December 9th, 2009 4:27pm


Thank you. It helped me at a time in my life when I felt lost to return to the basics and what was important to me. Susan :)

Wed, December 9th, 2009 11:55am


I can relate to this one my friend. Excellent write. M

Sat, December 26th, 2009 3:23pm


Thank you M. I am so glad you liked this one. Susan :)

Sat, December 26th, 2009 7:46am


I should do this sometime. Walk with Him I mean. I haven't in quite awhile... haha maybe that's why things have been so crazy, and why I've been so afraid lately. Sorry, I'm rambling now... lovely poem though. :)

Fri, January 1st, 2010 10:52pm


Hi my friend. Sometimes it helps to walk with Him. Clears the mind and helps the spirit heal. After what happened to you maybe a walk might help. Just glad that's over and done with.
Thank you Carina I appreciate it. Susan :)

Fri, January 1st, 2010 4:34pm


I like the feel of this write. Reminds me of being alone with Him. Bless you.

Sun, January 10th, 2010 2:28am


Thank you Gloria. I enjoy the times I walk with Him. Such a blessing to leave it all and commune with the Creator. Bless you as well. Susan :)

Sun, January 10th, 2010 8:56am


I wonder about you sometime. This is just amazing dear friend. Just blew me away. Chad

Wed, January 20th, 2010 3:29am


Hi Chad! Thank you dear friend. Much appreciated. Susan :)

Wed, January 20th, 2010 10:51am


Breathtaking and beautiful. Great write! Angie :)

Sun, February 7th, 2010 4:56pm


Thank you Angie.

Sun, February 7th, 2010 11:35am

Timeless Thought

I really love this one Susan. Enjoy those walks with you so much. Gary

Sat, February 27th, 2010 12:48am


Hi Gary and thank you. Love you bunches. Susan :)

Sat, February 27th, 2010 7:38am


So very beautiful. I can see you walking and communing with your Lord. Amazing write dear lady.

Sun, February 28th, 2010 7:54pm


Thank you so much I really appreciate the read and comment. Susan :)

Sun, February 28th, 2010 12:53pm

writing man

A beautiful write. I enjoyed reading this very much. I can see myself there with you and the beauty of it all. Well done!

Mon, March 1st, 2010 6:02pm


Thank you so much for reading and the comment. Susan :)

Mon, March 1st, 2010 2:03pm


I felt some of this last evening as I walked. The same feel as this poem exudes. I admire you dear lady for this one. A good portion of your heart is in it.

Thu, March 18th, 2010 6:05pm


Hi and thank you for the read and comment. Susan :)

Thu, March 18th, 2010 8:59pm

isabella T

Such a pretty write. You did well!

Fri, March 26th, 2010 4:47am


Hi and thank you so much for the read and comment. Susan :)

Sat, March 27th, 2010 10:43am

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