On Trails and Paths

I enjoy hiking in the woods,

On gravel trails,

On forest paths through mountains.

And the people that hike on by

Stay in their own world,

Forging their own adventure.

The lake waters ripple

At the shore, pressed by cooling winds.

And swaying trees block out the sky

But sunlight peeks through

To greet the cold woodsy soils.

I enjoy hiking in the woods.

The forest is home,

My imagination is my partner in silence.

The uphill hikes teach me lessons,

Each rock tells me stories.

I know more about myself

When I reach the top

Or finish the trail.

And I won't hesitate to go

And do it all over again.