Watching Ants

Like mushrooms on the forest floor,
houses appear overnight
where once deer and birds
shared solitude with trees.

Like ants single-minded march
to unknown destinations
we lug all we own from home to home
telling ourselves this will be the last time.

But once again convince ourselves
more and bigger is better
and profit
is our god.

Forests become ant hills,
woodland paths, highways
trees extinct and bird song only heard
through ear phones.

And we find ourselves searching
for the quiet, peaceful place
in the woods
that once was home.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Success


To be where I am,
love who I am with
and let them love me.

To share what gifts are mine
and allow others
to share their gifts with me.

To live in gratitude daily,
and be content now.

This is SUCCESS.

©2015 Sharron R. McMillan

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Grasshopper

Forward….not backward,
nor sideways.
Move forward
past what hinders you.

Good luck,
and blessing
rides on the back
of those who trust.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Peace

                                                       Peace is the ability to wait patiently
                                                               in spite of panic brought on
                                                by uncertainly and unpleasant circumstances. 
                                                                        ~ Swindoll

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The Grape Escape

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Time To Soar

All the poems never written
all the apples never bitten
all the stories left untold
all the love that will never unfold.

All the tears never cried
all the dreams that never died
all the time you gave away
thinking there’s another day.

Every ideal has to bend,
all things real could be pretend,
permanence may be a trend
but every story has an end.

Close the book and lock the door
be content, there is no more
write fini upon the shore
now’s the time for you to soar.

© 2016 Sharron R. McMillan

 

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Neck Point Nanaimo BC

Birdsong and the slap of waves on rock

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Sometimes I Wish

Sometimes I wish I was a goose!

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Secret of a Long Life

Keep a quiet heart,
Sit like a turtle,
Walk sprightly like a pigeon,
and sleep like a dog.

Li Ching Yuen

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Man Hole Cover

Beauty under our feet.
Just had to take a picture of this.
Somewhere near Nanaimo, I think.

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Black Lace Elderberry

 

Black Lace Sambucus nigra “Eva”
Lacy, purple-black foliage.
Soft pink early summer flowers produce fall berries.
Use for jam or jelly.

This is not the wild type of elderberry, which we do have on our acreage.  This was a plant given to me for my birthday.  A nice contrast to the green in the garden.

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