Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Listen

Listen.....
to the children laughing
as they splash in the river,
orange with the reflected
Autumnal foliage.

Listen.....
to the leaves crunching
beneath running feet
never stopping to catch breath
or look behind.

Listen.....
to the geese cackling,
calling to each other
as they fly in their V
past the fiery sun.

Listen.....
to the splash of the salmon
as it again fails
to breakthrough the frothy,
full flowing water.

Listen.....
please listen.
Do not dispute what I hear.
These sounds are in me,
they are part of who I am.

Listen.....
the laughing, crunching, cackling and splashing
drown out the buzzers, shouting and cries.
These sounds put a smile on my face,
give me contentment in this dark, grey place.




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