Man Against Nature

About this time every year I hear the sounds of lawn equipment in our neighborhood revving up for a new season of yardwork.  Got me wanting to write something about the cyclical nature (no pun intended) of this annual ritual.

lawnmower in grass

Man Against Nature

The whir of an engine,
a machine’s familiar din.
Man against nature, the battle begins again.
When warmer winds prevail,
all creation springs to life.
Man against nature, locked in an epic fight.
’Tis on and on this war will rage,
throughout summer’s brutal heat.
Man against nature, looks like nature has him beat.
Until at last the cool returns,
fall colors will unfold.
Man against nature, man slowly gets control.
Seems winter now has nature
locked in its icy press.
Man against nature, man can finally rest.
© 2019,  G. David Steele, All Rights Reserved, International Copyright Secured

Passerby

He Smiled

I passed a homeless man on the street today; he smiled.
Traffic was heavy, I wanted to hear his story, not today, he smiled.
The lines on his face were etched by pain, he smiled.
His story would fill one thousand of the little cardboard signs he was holding, he smiled.
Cars would zoom past, not even taking a look, he smiled.
He drank a warm coke, sat down on the side of the road, he smiled.
The light changed green for me, I drove away, he smiled.
I’ll smile back another day.
© 2017 G. David Steele, All Rights Reserved, International Copyright Secured

2014 in review

Hoping to make 2015 an even better and more productive year for blogging!  Thank you, this is very humbling and I am grateful.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.

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