Saturday, June 13, 2020

Nebraska Love Affair

Nebraska Love Affair


A Nebraska love affair

with barren prairie

once despised

now a healing balm


Seen with new eyes

touched by stark beauty

silence draws out treasure

exposes longings buried


The Oregon Trail adventure

each day's a journey leaves

litter of unnecessary baggage

to lighten spirit's load


Burying the dead

left along the way

a price willingly pay

in hope of the promise land


Tall grass

hypnotizing sway

relaxes the mind

beneath molasses sky


Today the prairie calls

mountain peaks outline fading horizon

muffled sorrow as cross

where previous generations wouldn't pass


No regrets knowing the risk as

some refuse the invitation

and choose to be left in the past

face the grief of the unknown


Life and health before me

just walk the trail today

lightly travel each hour

all extra weight cast away


Poem 20-037C

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