Stay Here: a summer poem

Can I stay here?

Where the grass meets my fingertips,

and God feels so near.

~

Where I close my eyes and breathe until my lungs hurt,

filled with a lazy summer day’s air, clean and pert,

and the whispering wind tugs and plays with my shirt.

~

Can I stay here?

Where I smell the earthy scent of dirt and

a bee buzzes by my ear.

~

Where the promise of spring has finally arrived,

the sun has risen, laughing children play outside,

and the constant yearning for light in my heart thrives.

~

Can I stay here?

Where the sky is cloudless

so blue and clear.

~

Where I can let my mind roam and don’t think dark thoughts.

Where my heart feels at peace, finds the desire I sought.

Where passion for poetry and stories is wrought.

~

Can I stay here?

Where God’s creation grounds me,

and chases away my fear?

I hope you enjoyed that poem, dear reader! I love summer and the blanket of peace I find resting in nature, surrounded by the golden warmth of a summer afternoon. If even a sliver of that feeling was transferred to you through this poem, it was a great success! I hope you have an incredible rest of your summer.

Until later,

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