Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The day I graduated from high school I turned down a scholarship for art. My father advised me that now that I graduated his obligation was fulfilled so I needed to make my own way. Mother took me to an army recruiting office and I filled out the necessary paperwork, took the exam and the physical and left home.
When I was released from the military, I was in New York. What a culture shock for a small town girl like me. I craved the trees and wild flowers that I had loved. We took weekly walks to the Bronx Zoo. ..
Now I live in a small town in Michigan and know every place within walking distance where a flower grows. I am surrounded by nature and would have it no other way. While city noises jangle the nerves from time to time, nature calmly restores the peace.
There was something magical about the day
The bluest skies and a sun to show the way
Wouldn’t matter what anyone had to say
I could lose myself watching clouds all day
An angry voice in the distance raised
A woman yelling back half crazed
That’s the problem with a city life
Inter-meshed with other’s strife
But gazing skyward what do I see?
A bit of peace and tranquility
The turmoil that we feel
Suddenly becomes less real
While I sympathize
And truly realize
The pain of marital discord
I am blessed with the presence of the Lord.
Oh if they would take a moment to see
The Lord who loves both you and me
He shines in the clouds and in the sun
And has enough love for everyone
Nature by God ~ Poetry by Judy Sheldon-Walker