Of A Place That No Longer Is

Of A Place That No Longer Is

A Chapter by Norma M Sutton

Team Renfield


On a rock ledge
On a mountain
Under trees green and gold
Looking out across the land
On my perch of old

Land of golden beauty
Land fresh and green
Land free from the hands of man
That is waht I see

I lay there as a child
And watched the sky above
Pretended I was a she cat
Watching playful cubs

I lay there as a child
And watched the sky above
Saw the soaring trio
A hawk pair with their nestling

I lay there as a child
After climbing long
Smelling dank earth
Hearing the leaves rustling above

I would go there today
If only I could
Blasting ripped the ledge apart
Clearing for a road

I would go there today
I only wish I could
Join the clear blue skies
Hear the earth's heart's hum

Yet each and every night
I see it once again
Bobcat lays in wait
Watching playful cubs

Eagles soar above
In skies intensely blue
Black bear lumbers by
And passes out of view

Once again I see her marks
Upon the locust tree
Once again I hear the growls
Of cubs numbering three

Once again I smell the rain
As thunder clouds rumble in
Once again I feel the earth
Slumbering peacefully

One day soon again I'll see
The healed sores of this land
And beauty all around
As water trickles down

Birds flit from tree to tree
Squirrels chatter down
Deer in siloutte stand
Skunks waddle through

So only when my world will end
Will in my dreams I see
True Creator's beauty
Surrounding me

© 2010 Norma M Sutton

Author's Note

Norma M Sutton
Next prompt, what with all this talking about countries and that, is to write about your favourite place (real or imaginary) in the world.

Author's Note: This place did exist until the gated community went in on the mountain behind us. The photo is the view of mom's yard and house up the mountain.

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A beautiful story. I like the places you took me to with your words. Photo made the words come alive. Took me to a good place and time. A very good ending to a excellent poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Beautiful work.

Posted 10 Years Ago

This is really beautiful writing.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I have seen treasures as such replaced by man's vision of progress . Your words touched my nature loving heart

Posted 10 Years Ago

Oh wow, this write speaks to my soul...lovely, absolutely lovely :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Your poems always have that home filled joy, Nature, and a picturesque vie of life... and it makes for nice poetry...

Posted 10 Years Ago

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. oh, this is absolutely beautiful ... what a picture and what a place ... i feel so nostalgic after reading this ... i spent my childhood in a place that had tea gardens and fireflies ... it was ravishing ... wish i could write about it like you did ... maybe i'll try ... this is just a breathtakingly beautiful piece of poetry ...

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow, just wow. Renfieldians unite!

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wanten destruction of the enviornment is always touch-- though when the places we grew up at in our own back yards disappear it is always really tough. Really enjoyed all the vivid imagery you shared here.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Unfortunately, nature will continue to be consumed, greedily at times; we should start learning how to give it back in some way.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on November 21, 2010
Last Updated on December 9, 2010


Norma M Sutton
Norma M Sutton

Bostic, NC

Norma Moore Sutton has written and published two children's books: The First Lamb and Harry Goes To The Fair She has written and published the first book in the Haunting Memories Series: Matthe.. more..


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