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Hiking Through Woods on a Spring Evening…with Kids

April 4, 2015

hike wilderness trail

 
We took a hike on a crisp spring eve,
My husband and our children, three.
We went out the door
Into nature’s galore
On the Wilderness Trail through the leaves.

 

 
We happened upon a natural swing
Made of vine, a truly beautiful thing.
three kids vine swingWe took our turns upon it
It held even Mom on it
So strong, Nature weaves her fine string.

 

 
Two roads diverged in the wood, and I,
I took the path that my children spied,
hike fork in the trail‘Cause let’s face it, as Mom
Your options are none,
You must go where your kids’ gazes lie.

 

 
The trail led us right to a small pond
Which sat touched, as if by a sprite’s wand,
Boys slid down to the shore
Climbed back up Nature’s floor
Brothers, united in adventurous bond.

 

 
They all led us back in a foot race
Asking why Mom couldn’t keep up the pace.
But after mothering three,
hike path up hillWas afraid I might pee
So speed-walked with a grimacing face.

 

 
Now we’ve all made it home just fine,
Grateful for our adventurous time.
It was fun while it lasted,
Now the kids are all spastic,
I thank Nature for her spring and my wine.

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