One Autumnal Day

The path I walked was high hedged with narrow views,
gaps in the hedgerow offered enticing glimpses.
The banks too steep, too high to climb.
Life beyond the deep path, an aspiration.

I had accepted this as my route, happy with my view,
nature fully alive around me as I walked on my way.
I met occasional travellers as I walked,
some at peace, others full of dreams or regrets.

Taking a rest one fine autumn evening,
a gap in the hedge unnoticed, lay before me.
Then a hand offered itself through the hedge,
with some hesitation I accepted the offer.

Nervously I crawled through the hedge,
holding tightly to the offered hand.
Thorns scratching at my clothes, hampering my escape.
Finally I see an autumnal blue sky above me.

Now I stand with a companion by my side,
looking back at the hedge as the gap fills in.
Open fields stand before us, full of possibilities,
making our own path as we walk

I feel warm sun on my skin, gentle warm breezes on my face.
Winter now pushed to the back of my mind
as we take our first tentative steps together.
Enjoying the late summer sun, taking life on once again.

Words and Image ©2011 Trevor Litchfield

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  1. The future’s bright and open, with many a path (or open field!) to choose ahead! I’ve enjoyed reading this, Trevor! 🙂

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