A PEACEFUL WALK
A renewal of spirit seems to take place
While following a path along a meandering brook.
Walking through a forest of beauty and serenity
One’s mind is filled with the sights and soft sounds
Of nature’s peaceful surroundings.
Time stands still and you are enveloped
Within the outstretched arms of trees as if
Welcoming a friend,
The brook we follow has a sound of its own –
Like a beautiful melody of joy.
For a few moments, one is mesmerized
By the feeling of being one with the
Natural rhythm of a forest so alive.
As the brilliant sun sends its golden rays
Upon the canopy of green above us,
One hears a quiet whisper of this forest –
It is the gentle wind flowing through the trees
And sheltering us as we end our Peaceful Walk.
The delicate balance of nature seems to be threatened –
By the careless use of our forests, water and air.
We humans have a direct connection to what
Nature provides but, at times, because it is there,
We tend to forget our responsibilities in nurturing
The beauty, growth and all that nature provides in
Keeping our planet healthy.
From the rain forests, oceans teeming with life to
Farms growing the grains, fruits and vegetables needed for sustenance.
There is a constant rhythm to nature with the seasons, rainfall and even some
Devastation that, in time, brings new growth and the life of nature’s
Wonders begin again.
Nature not only brings life to our world but gives us peaceful moments when
Enjoying the beauty of wild flowers or a rainbow with its spectrum of multi-
Colors arching over the sky.
Nature is constantly providing and renewing the source of
Everything we need for survival. It is
Imperative that we take measures that will protect our
Environment so that future generations will
Enjoy the gifts of nature.