THE FOREST

The morning dew upon the trees
Birds wake from restful slumber
The sun is just about to rise
The sound of distant thunder.

The forest begins to come alive
With chatter and with movement
The chipmunks skip and scamper about
There for their own amusement.

Nuts and berries, worms and snails
Breakfast snacks for some
Grasses, plants and flowers bloom
The day has just begun.

The ducks and frogs sit near the pond
A peaceful place to gather
You’ll find a doe, a fox or bear
One by one, or altogether.

In the evening before dusk
The creatures settle down
Hidden in their burrows
Some far beneath the ground.

A good night’s sleep, too soon to wake
They close their eyes and dream
There beside the waterfall
Next to the clear, blue stream.

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Image from Google Images: kflandscapes.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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