I am in Awe

Mariah Maynard

 

I am in awe

 

Of the way wind

Breezes

Swirls

Touches

The trees and shapes their leaves

And causes the flowers to dance

To its wonderful rhythm and flow

 

Of the way snow

Falls

Drops

Descends

Down from heaven in tiny crystals

That weave together and

Cover you and I

In a blanket of cold beauty

 

Of the way birds

Fly

Hum

Sing

Their songs of wonder with notes that

String together peace

And wonder

And makes me remember all that is good

 

Of the way people

Speak

Go

Laugh

Together as they create memories and

Spread kindness through

Sharing their words and moments of happiness

 

I am surrounded

 

By the light of it all

By the beauty of it all

By the life that it all creates

And I am in awe