Silent Clearing – Poem by Me

I hope to walk this path alone
just for a little while, to appreciate

the quiet, become the faint rustling
of the leaves as they brush back

against branches. It is tiring 
to be among others for so long; 

the wish for rest becomes necessity.
I have never been camping before,

but there are days when I understand
the appeal. I, too, would like to escape.

Green has become one of my favorite
colors-- wouldn't it be something special

to look up and see green in the sky?
Perhaps that evokes a sinister image

of chemicals and superhero movie villains,
but I see calm spreading like a blanket

over me, and me alone. 

I hope you enjoyed this piece! Life is getting super chaotic since I have all of my AP tests coming up and the school year is almost over– it’s crazy to think about. This piece was inspired by my self-reflection regarding my introverted ways. I’m really craving some solid alone time and relaxation right now… good thing summer isn’t too far away. Please feel free to leave feedback and writing challenges in the comments. Stay safe and healthy out there.



2 thoughts on “Silent Clearing – Poem by Me

  1. lumos May 10, 2021 / 4:56 am

    I have loved watching your poetry improve over the past year! This poem, along with “Still Not Me” are two of my favorites that you wrote. You are so so so talented!! <333

    Liked by 1 person

    • Brooke May 21, 2021 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you so much! This made my night 🙂 So glad that you’ve enjoyed reading!! I love your blog as well and will definitely read anything you post in the future.


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