Saturday, June 21, 2008

In need of a Shepherd...

We've been out in the middle of nowhere Scotland for the last three days. The Isle of Skye is the name of the location, but really, it's farther out in the middle of nowhere than I've ever been...and that's a far piece for a West Virginia boy. So, out there we've seen majestic mountains, breath taking landscapes, and sheep. Sheep all over the place, literally in every direction at every height.

These free roaming, wool wearing, little guys just inspired a poem like expression. Here goes.

I'm in need of a Shepherd.
The fields are so big,
and I'm prone to walk wayward.

My will the only fence or boundary.
Green grass all around,
from river or stream to the icy sea.

There are others here around.
From top to bottom,
we've scattered searching the ground.

Mountains and valley's reaching as far as they can,
the highest of highs and lowest of lows.
I'm trying to find my way back home again.

I'm in need of a shepherd.

1 comment:

The LeRoys said...

a poet is born! good stuff justin. thanks for putting it out there for us.