At a loss for inspired words
I went out for a walk in the park this morning.
Awed by the brilliant green leaves...
...against the vibrant blue sky
Inspired by the concert of birds
...that sang from the treetop
A goldfinch chirped as he flew over my shoulder
Inviting me to join him as he swooped
From tree to tree
I tried to follow, but lost sight of him
But then I saw him...
Nestled in the grass
Like the dozens of robins searching for breakfast
Quietly I tiptoed
Hoping to get close enough to enjoy
The sight of his electric yellow feathers
Against the fresh green grass
Ever so quiet
Pausing between steps
Finally close enough to see...
...that the "goldfinch" was merely a buttercup
Standing tall amidst the grass.
Today I Pray
...that even if what I find
as I walk along the path
isn't what I'm expecting
...I am still able to appreciate the beauty
in the journey.