As the sun moved slowly toward the heavens
And mountains annulled the remnants of the night.
The moon acknowledged entrance of the sunrise
Brooks and streams babbled in the light

But the people unaware, instead embraced fear
Consumed by the new found pestilence
A future seen as fragile as a whisper
Shrouded in the cloak of decadence

Silence befell a world no longer vibrant
Sequestered in their contrived world of dread
Hiding in their self imposed seclusion
Sheltered from the days that lay ahead

The sun smiled while the mountains shook with laughter
The brooks and streams remained in festive flow
The forests swayed with casual indifference
Displaying yet again a fresh tableau

In time, the doors again began to open
People once again tasting the air
Drinking of the world that still existed
Life’s blessings once again prepared to share

The evolution of the world is rich in wisdom
Nature to the future holds the key
Although life will test us and our will to
Overcome that which we can’t foresee

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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3 Responses to Renewal

  1. Miriam says:

    Oh, how I loved this! Images of hope and renewal through your beautiful words. Mother Nature can certainly teach us a thing or too about hope and renewal. Thank you. This was beautiful.


  2. quiall says:

    Beautiful! Mother Nature hits the reset button.


  3. George says:

    Beautiful images, Bob.


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