Quote Trifecta

I have recently been tagged by both Anne Leueen (Horse Addict)
and Leigha Robbins (Leigha66) for the 3 Quotes In 3 Days
Challenge. My thanks to both!

I am modifying the rules somewhat by combining three quotes
into a single post. Also, I am inviting anyone who wishes
to participate in this challenge to do so.

My “go to” for quotes concerning the natural world and the mountains
in particular, is John Muir. I have selected three of my favorite Muir
quotes for the challenge.

“Going to the mountains is going home.”
“As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed,
but nature’s sources never fail.”
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

Tree Plea

Decades of stars and sun I’ve seen
This is where I’ve always been

Battling wind and snow and ice
Time and again I’ve paid the price

My roots have firmly taken hold
I wish to stay here and grow old

Don’t make me go I love it here
To all of us this place is dear

So many of my friends have fallen
The Grim Reaper for me comes calling

Let me add another ring
Save me from the chain saw’s sting

If I could speak I’d be so bold
Proclaim my worth in ounces gold

Progress must happen I am told
Soon I’ll be felled for a new road

My fate is sealed that much is clear
Until that day I live in fear

I am a stately, regal tree
Don’t cut me down, just let me be

 

Earth Day – 2018

Hurry…Hurry…Fast…Fast

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
It
Never pays
To be too
Rash

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
Step out of
The role
In which you are
Cast

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
Discover
life
Can be a
Bash

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
Take
Some time to
Savor the
Past

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
Life’s
Much more than
Amassing
Cash

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
Show the world
You’ve got
Some
Sass

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
Life isn’t a
Measly
Fifty yard
Dash

What’s the big hurry
Not so fast
In life’s marathon
Strive to
Finish
Last

 

Inspired by Daily Prompt – Rush

What’s It All About?

Aging well

Is a matter of
Harnessing & honing

The resilience
Depth of character
And
Beauty of spirit
Within

As
Physical attributes
Without
Steadily decline

Finally realizing
And
Embracing

It’s
What’s inside

That has kept us
Afloat
All these years
Anyway

 

Inspired by Daily Prompt – Enlighten

Magic Wand

Wish I had a magic wand
Always keep it strapped right on

Wave it once or thrice a day
Melancholy kept at bay

The trials of life imbued they be
Weighed down until no longer free

Doubts within begin to grow
Circumstances take control

Dark of night closing in
Gone is past future’s dim

Look at the flip side of the coin
In contentment all can join

As each new day dawns fresh morn
Hope eternal stands reborn

 

Inspired by Daily Prompt – Believe