Although they were written three months apart this particular poem compliments Chilling in that once again nature is the subject. I always seem to find peace and comfort amongst the energy of Mother Earth.
A Soul’s Salve
The gravel crunches noisily, beneath my feet so bold
Along the winding pathway, through ancient trees of old
Light glints through the leaves, hanging a canopy overhead
And veering from the path, I chose another route instead
Snapping of the twigs, scatter the creatures, large and small
From impending doom that threatens, from each, of my foot falls
”I didn’t mean to startle, that truly, was not my aim
Or cause you any suffering, on you, I make no claim.”
“I only wish to join you, in the, peace and solitude
Whilst meandering, amongst you, and to feel, my heart renewed”
”I promise to be quiet, to give, and not to take
This place that you call home, is salve, for a soul that aches”
“So let me walk between you, and feel my heart explode
With love and joy and pleasure, to add to your abode”
© Cheryl Mary Coleman, 2018 – Expression #183 16.1.18
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