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Wildflowers Dancing in the Breeze

I walked down the old worn path,
Like I had so many times before,
Following in the footsteps of someone I could not recognize.

Head down, I trudged on with direct purpose,
On this day, though, some color caught my eye,
Pink and violet burst through my gray world,
Wildflowers dancing in the calm vernal breeze,
Swaying and bouncing ringing in the day,
My heart felt light,
As I watched them sway.

After pausing for a long while,
I moved on to walk another mile,
But my world was no longer gray as the flowers danced in my head, leaving me with peace and a smile.

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The Beauty of Common Birds

White-throated Sparrow

It’s the common birds that bring me joy,
The Sparrow and Cardinal,
The Chickadee and Nuthatch,
Each coming and going,
The same birds every day.

With each morning visit, they bring rhythm and balance,
They are not mundane, each with their own personalities,
Surviving and even sometimes thriving in the cold winter months.

Like old friends returning again and again,
Especially in a time when there are the few welcome visitors,
They are a sight for lonely eyes.

-James D. Vespoli