On a calm Thursday evening, I took a stroll down my street holding nothing but my journal and a pen. I found a bulwark to sit on and enjoy the beauty of nature that surrounded me.
The calm environment afforded me the opportunity to meditate and as I soaked in the beauty around me, my hands began to itch and I had to find a way to express nature’s beauty in words.
This my friends, is what I came up with :
The revving of a motorcycle engine
And fast shuffling of feets
And a glimpse of the gently flowing brown river
It all comes to me
How the cool breeze plus hazy sun and singing birds are part of His plans
They all in harmony sing a happy tune to the Creator
Oh, how I wish I can express it all in words:
The soft swaying sound of the palm trees
The sharp swishing sound of the overgrown weeds
The sound of children arguing and shouting in deep Ijaw and
The calming effect of the view presented by the river and trees
A large green field
With girls and boys playing football
A lone almond tree
With fruits tempting young and old alike
The blocks of classrooms
Several feets shy of each other
The passerby saying ‘keiden’*
With a downturned mouth.
Sometimes, we need to find time out of our busy schedules and just meditate, reflect and rejuvenate. The benefits of this cannot be overemphasized.
Do you usually find time to reflect/meditate?
How often do you do this?
Does it normally yield positive results?
Share with me in the comment section below ???.
*keiden – way of greeting in Ijaw