Country Living

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When life gets too much

rushing here and then rushing there

I can think of going back to that place.

When the traffic is at a standstill

beeps and horns, yelling –

where busy feet scuffle and scrape the sidewalk

the cacophony is deafening.

The rise of pungent food odours

mingle with the death knell

of tobacco smoke, blue and hazy, rising , whirling to the heavens.

A huddled figure, crumpled in the shadows

the world has gone and left behind.

A grimy palm, held out in despair –

a single utterance, all guttural,

‘buddy can you spare a dime?’

Yet people scurry by oblivious,

a stampede to get home in time

to start another day on the morrow.

And when all this has played out –

I can go back to that place of serenity

where peace and silence fills every space

where emerald green grass stretches out beyond the horizon

and blue skies press down to welcome me

where the rhythm of nature progresses on undisturbed

and where the darkness of nightfall holds no menace

Ah, country living – that’s the place for me!


Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time, Sharon

Published by Sharon's Writers Tidbits

Sharon is a writer who lives in north London and has a long-held passion for the art and craft of creative writing. Sharon's main interests are novels, short stories and poetry. She also enjoys writing non-fiction. She is an avid reader and has a threatening TBR pile of books!

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