Open fields, unfettered
by walls and concrete
speak to my soul,
freeing my spirit to soar.
Green fields, uncluttered
by sandwiched buildings
touch my heart,
helping me to hope.
Natural fields, untainted
by industries’ greed
clear my mind,
daring me to dream.
Flower-sprinkled fields, unsoiled
by strewn litter
enchant my eyes
giving me a glimpse of God.
Thank you to Connie Marcum Wong for encouraging me to share this poem at Whispers.
Karen O'Leary is a freelance writer/editor from West Fargo, ND. Her
poetry, short stories, and articles have been published in a variety of
venues. She released her first book of poetry in 2011 called Whispers... published by A.P.F. Publisher. Their second project, Snippets...an anthology of short verse,
contains poetry from 73 talented writers from across the world and was
released in 2012. Karen is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance
and the Haiku Society of America.