Treasure Island

Walterrean Salley

(Savannah, Ga)

The Park


They come from everywhere
For a stroll in the park
And even the joggers
To make their mark.
Parents bring kids
Before it is dark
For the simple sightings—
Trees, squirrels, lark.
Now and again,
A dog might bark
But they're mostly quiet—
Enjoying the park.
Fresh green grass
Like carpet—spread
Azalea, dogwood
And flower bed.
Fountain and geyser,
With misty spray.
Benches and lamp lights
Adorn the way.
A stroll in the park
With loved one, or friend,
Makes one wish
That it'd never end.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Edited: Friday, May 04, 2012

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  • Ruth Walters (5/31/2012 5:54:00 PM)

    Parks are so special, little oasis of pleasure away from the busy mainstream....they're where lovers swim...

    Ruth (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (5/24/2012 6:02:00 PM)

    An amazing and well crafted write that clearly shows your great poetic talent! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (5/23/2012 11:06:00 PM)

    I love it. Congratulation my dear poet.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
    Yours
    Gajanan Mishra (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/15/2012 9:42:00 PM)

    That is an interesting thing about parks. Dogs are usually quiet, too busy sniffing and exploring, I guess.
    Great flow and rhythm to your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Hans Vr (5/12/2012 6:53:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful and inspiring poem.
    Very well written with good rhyming and melodious verses
    The beauty of the park, so nice. (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (5/10/2012 11:02:00 AM)

    Beautiful narration Salley, I really enjoyed reading this jovial poem. I quite like the delicate depiction that you give while describing the park.
    Regards,
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Rekha Mandagere (5/8/2012 1:40:00 AM)

    Man made nature is an everyday joy to all! ! ! Beautiful, I simply love the description of the park. You must visit 'Brindavan Garden' in Mysore, India. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (5/6/2012 8:00:00 AM)

    This a fine tribute to our parks and need for and use of them. They can be places of great tranquility and pleasure and recharge our energy and mix and observe so many happenings. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (5/6/2012 2:54:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem. My daughter loves going to
    the park, she's only three but once she's there
    we have a right job getting her out again.
    A great write. (Report) Reply

  • Spiritual Seeker (5/6/2012 1:17:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned...relax and easy flow...making me wanting to walk in the park, instead of in the room now! I simply love nature....A 10. (Report) Reply

  • Wang Qian (5/4/2012 8:34:00 PM)

    Purely beautiful poem~like wonderful and easy steps on the park road ^^ (Report) Reply

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