A Walk in the Woods
A path lined with logs,
some flowers on the ground,
big leafy trees of wisdom.
They have been there for so long.
a sweet outdoorsy smell.
The sun barely reaching through the trees.
Here’s my stop.
A small vernal pool
with scattered branches
that have fallen from the trees above.
the wind howls.
I feel a breeze
I hear kids out at recess.
So far, but yet so close.
The woods, the water, the beauty
breathe the fresh air
play in the pond
see your reflection like you’re in a
The green, the brown, the colors
the frogs in the dark
play with the toads
The laser-like branches and sticks
that cut open skin
a jungle gym of fallen trees
a trampoline of branches
a fort of many sticks
Rain splatters in the pond and on the leaves
the forest animals scamper
leaves chatter and do the wave
Peace of the Forest
Giant green overhead
a tall yellow wall protecting me.
The sweet song of the birds
all around me.
The damp squiggly moss
like little worms.
like a mini earthquake
But now my classmates are here,
and the peace is ruined.
My tree, oh so big and tall.
All the branches stick out
like big octopus tentacles.
The tree has bark
like wrinkly skin
on my grandpa’s arm.
Like a big green sponge
it is covered in moss.
At the top, all the leaves
make a big green canopy
hovering over the forest.
You can’t go wrong.
This tree is the best.
I love my tree,
and my tree loves me.
The cold damp air moves around you
like the swamp in the night of a monster story.
You might see shadows lurking around you.
The ground has turned to mud
through the pouring rain of last night.
The fog goes up high.
You can’t see more than a few yards.
You can hear things moving though.
It’s slightly spooky,
but if you came in,
you should have been ready for a fright.
I hope you have enjoyed the time.
I wonder if you will come back again?
Next time, come prepared for a scare,
maybe, if you can.
The mushrooms in the woods
seem like little tiny bug houses.
The stems seem like they could be
the little insides of the house.
The tops like little umbrellas
to save the house from flooding.
There would be ants and ladybugs
and little little bugs living in the houses.
There would be bees
to provide the food for the bugs.
There would be beetles and horseflies
and mosquitoes as little bug guards.
Tiny mushrooms for tiny bugs it seems.
Large mushrooms would be for large bugs.
Too bad it’s not true.
All the bugs live in other non-amazing houses.
The bugs are mad they don’t live in mushrouses.
That’s why the bugs bug us.