|My long forgotten road.|
Thursday, October 27, 2016
And a boy don't need a reason.
It's standing there like a challenge.
Its very existence is teasing.
It's daring him to try his skill,
To mount its trunk and lofty branches.
A boy cannot resist adventure.
He grabs a limb and takes his chances.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
I am sitting in a cold and windy day
Looking at the bare and forlorn trees.
And the brittle grass, all grey and dead
Stiffly shivering against the winter breeze.
I think of you and then I feel a smile
Appear across my weathered face
Your memory takes me far away
To warmer days and to a different place
It seemed back then all the days were warm
And life was open, an endless road ahead
But time and circumstances led us apart
And one by one the roads were closed instead
Now you’re but a memory that brings
A smile to my face and warms my soul
Someone I once knew and remember still
A memory to cherish as I grow old.
James L. Frady © January 31, 2016
Sunday, January 24, 2016
I need the wild places
The high lonesome valleys
The hard, long climbs to heaven
Beneath an untamed sky
I need the empty spaces
Broad and long and barren
Ten thousand years of dust
Windswept, silent, and dry
I need the frozen landscape
White and grey and forlorn
Drifted, crusted snow banks
And bowed down evergreens
I need the deepest forest
Untouched by human footprint
Trees reaching upward
Echoes of things unseen
I long for inner stillness
And peace that lies within
Calmness in my spirit
And stillness in my mind
I am drawn to hidden places
Steeped in solitude
Far from beaten pathways
Civilization far behind
(C) James L Frady 01/24/2016