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My Forest

March 14, 2010
By celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

I know every hill
Every rock, every thorn
Every step to avoid
So as not to trip

I know when each tree will bloom
I know none by name
I’ve memorized birdcalls
I converse, though them I do not see

When rumbling rolls of thunder
And whistling winds come through
I know which trees will waver
I know which leaves will fall

I have been here so little
Yet I’ve been here so long
I’ve swerved around each trunk
And I’ve ducked under each bough

The author's comments:
This is about my close love and understanding of my backyard woods. I've only lived here for 6 years, yet I know my yard by heart. This is my home. These are my memories. This is my forest.

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on Jun. 16 2010 at 1:26 pm
Authorgal98 GOLD, Frankort, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Let your mind sart a journey through a strange new world..."

Beautiful! Truely beautiful, and i can relate, so that helps.  I have a hideout/fort about a mile away form my house. It's, of course, in the wooods. Keep on writing, hun!