Stacy Lynn Mar of WarningtheStars.com offers a list of 10 words and challenges us to
write something using those words.
She’d walked long in the late summer sun
until she felt wilted and spent, and rivulets
of sweat dampened her fair hair, and nearly
occluded her vision. She walked southward
to the grove of old oaks and maples and
into the welcoming darkness, where sunlight,
as if spilled from a tipped waterglass, pierced
the dense roof of leaves overhead leaving
scattered pools of sunshine on the forest floor.
The old trees stood strong and tall, holding
their secrets in hemp-colored branches, their
leaves jostled by the gentle breezes of late
summer, creating cool respite from the heat.
Sighing, she sank to a moss-covered spot in
the shade. She sat quite still and let the
silence enfold her.
As if by magic, she felt her worries fall away,
much as a summer shower sluices away an
accumulation of dust. This was her special
place, an island of calm in life’s rapid current.
She knew she would walk away refreshed
and renewed, as always, after she had taken
the time to be still and listen to her inner
voice of reason…or was it the voice of God?
Submitted to http://www.warningthestars.com/