Again and Again

June 8, 2015
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Here is a poem by our very own Kananaskis Resident Doug Mirtle

How often have I hiked beside you,
As I’ve trudged this rugged path?
How often have you greeted me,
As your sparkling waters laughed?
How often have I shared your dreams,
While nesting beside your shore?
Again and again I will tell you;
And again - there will be more.How often have I lost myself,
Beside your jagged, mossy banks?
How often did I drink your wine,
And raise my eyes in thanks?
How often have I relished the fragrance,
Of your plush green ferns galore?
Again and again I will tell you;
And again - there will be more.
How often have you distracted me,
From the encumbrances of this life?
How often have you encouraged me,
To push on through trouble and strife?
How often have you just listened,
As a friend with a wide - open door?
Again and again I will tell you;
And again - while there is more.How often have I heard the spirits,
As they shared your age - worn trail?
How often have I sought answers,
As to why I’ve sometimes failed?
How often have you just persisted,
In showing that there’s so much more?
Again and again you must tell me:
‘Till my footsteps tarry no more.

 

© Douglas Mirtle, December 2014. All rights reserved