She Watched…

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Sue Vincent’s #writephoto

When morning mist allured us
And we sprinted to meet each other
To play summer games
When we were in no mood
To admire the pink sky
And sit for a while.

We, the children of the wild
No dreams could distract us
No fears touched us
Our only realm – the moor
Our only love – the games
Those were the days!

Days of ardent alacrity
When delight filled our hearts
And magic of wind was all around
When branches danced with us
Wind sang our favorite tunes
Birds watched in delight!

And now… we watch from our windows
Mother Nature has banished everyone
She doesn’t recognize even those who love her
She needs her own time, to rest
To rejuvenate
Another reminder: We live at her mercy.
© Balroop Singh March, 2020

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45 thoughts on “She Watched…

  1. Oh the line, ‘She doesn’t recognize even those who love her…’ love it. It’s like an answer to the question in my head as I look at the garden below, from my window,these days.

  2. Balroop, I do love these lines, they brings back so many happy and beautiful days.
    For children to grow so free, learning from nature and loving it.
    “We, the children of the wild
    No dreams could distract us
    No fears touched us
    Our only realm – the moor”

    Love the picture, it reminds of the Yorkshire moors.

    Miriam

  3. Mother Nature has banished everyone
    She doesn’t recognize even those who love her
    She needs her own time, to rest
    To rejuvenate
    Another reminder: We live at her mercy.

    Humans will never understand that they will never be able to tame nature. A master is a master, always. Our greed has led to extinction os many species from this planet. Humans want everything to themselves. It is payback time.

    Great lines that convey the current situation.

  4. I think it is loud message with what the world is dealing with that something had to slow down. The world is on a whirlwind of progress. I like the idea of how it was when we were children, so innocent, just loving the outside because it is simply fun.

    1. Nature knows how to balance, hope she is merciful. Thanks for coming over to read and share your lovely words Christine, welcome to Emotional Shadows. I am delighted to connect with you.

  5. You captured the wonder and innocence of youth so beautifully, Balroop. The flip the current situation made me sad. What a time for the world. Only Mother Nature seems to be enjoying it.

  6. Yes, ‘those were the days.’ I think about them often, now. I also try not to think about them since I don’t know whether they will ever return. I also do feel and sense Mother Nature is resting and rejuvenating right now. Wow, your words are beautiful, Balroop, and a true portrayal of our present moment.

    1. Moments matter Erica, as the most cherished ones get etched in the mind, to be savored whenever we feel free and cheerful. We would re-live them when we look at our grandchildren. Thank you for your lovely words.

  7. I think we are all feeling Nature’s touch with a little more consciousness at the moment…which may be no bad thing. Both those who have revelled in our part in her life and those who have closed their eyes and hearts to her over the years.

    1. Isn’t it heartening to note that more people are feeling the touch turning into grip and have been given so much of free time to ponder? Never would they complain about “no time to stand and stare” or turn a blind eye to the love that Mother Nature showers!

  8. An excellent reflection of Nature and our freedoms which now have been restricted… But Mother Nature is breathing in her own cleaner air once again as she takes a break from Humans humdrum lives… As she watches, as we take our own inner journeying into uncharted seclusion of discovering our inner selves.. As we reconnect with what is important in our lives..
    Beautiful Balroop.. ❤

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