The Happy Hunting Ground

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The Happy Hunting Ground

Out in the country on back roads we roam

taking in scenery that others have known,

When building their homestead or blazing a trail

or maybe just out hunting fleet footed quail.

 

Vast open pastures and prairie’s to please

with ground cover swaying in a warm blowing breeze,

Bordered on three sides by a plumb line of bark

of densely packed trees that shelter the dark.

 

Small stands of live oak matured of great age

with singles dispersed on this great open stage,

Thickets of underbrush packed in the woods

a haven for wildlife from where man has stood.

 

There’s just something so peaceful away from the crowd

and clutter that mankind creates and allows,

A wholeness with nature, a positive force

a feeling of healing from an inspiring source.

 

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust

when my days are over, without any fuss,

Just cremate my carcass and sprinkle me down

in the lush peaceful setting of

the Happy Hunting Ground.

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cutbanksam commented on The Happy Hunting Ground

08-28-2011

Let's go right now. You have captured the essence of what I love very skillfully. Far better than I can. Thank you.

Whiskers

08/31/2011

Your too modest my friend, yew right better'n me. Glad you liked it.

meatloaf commented on The Happy Hunting Ground

03-08-2011

Variations on a theme! I just posted my second effort; it seems we share a viewpoint. If you've never been, go to Wy. and see the Snowy Range. That "Darkside " I spoke of can't exist in that atmosphere . I think you will like the piece, if not for it's craft, at least for it's intent and content. I'll be interested to hear your thoughts. Meatloaf

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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