Monday Memories: Hilltop Hiker

Here is another installment of Monday Memories where Big Sky Buckeye revisits a previously published poem.  Enjoy this edited and updated poem from January, 2019. 

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Unforgiving winter weather abates with a sunny pause

Hiking on hills and trails will be today’s special cause

 

The hiker dresses warmly due to the windy, chilly air

Hoping that his stamina will endure without any cares

 

He looks prepared to attack a vigorous hour-long walk

Knowing later, his body could stumble on a way to balk

 

The wooded trails in their colorless winter hue

Appearing in a much different setting and view

 

A hasty, gray squirrel scurries among fallen logs

Searching for a yummy morsel to stash and hog

 

The shadows look friendly and different today

Walking these trails will seem more like play

 

The hiker’s pace remains steady and brisk

Feeling stronger, without bearing on a risk

 

More trekkers descend upon the challenging trails

Experiencing nature’s offering, not wanting to fail

 

The journey takes the hiker up the outer route

Seeing barren trees and fallen limbs all about

 

Nature provides a spiritual place for all to shine

Inspiring anyone who walks this wooded shrine

 

A youthful boy’s eyes search up a steep hill

Locating a solitary deer, brings a huge thrill

 

The pace of the hiker remains steady and true

Tackling the inner trail, he will soon be through

 

A previous homesite welcomes the hiker’s arrival

Imagining from years ago, a past family’s survival

 

The unaccompanied hiker finishes the trek again

Smiling, his robust body allows him to flash a grin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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