Green Yard (PAD Challenge day 19)

Green Yard


I look upon my awakening

suburban yard,

The trees budding,

their new leaves opening,

spreading their filtered green light

over the spring lawn.

The grass comes to life

stretching toward the sun,

endeavoring to touch the orb

of life.

The birds fly from branch to branch

then soar to the ground,

searching for wigglers,

Hiding under the recently rain drenched


The vibrant colors of blooming flowers

draws the bees, birds and butterflies,

searching for a meal and continuing life’s cycle.

The vibrant colors of life I spy,

can look good only against a green


I cannot picture vibrant reds, yellows and pinks

against leaves and lawn of black or


I am glad therefore, that when I gaze

from my window,

I see verdant grass

where the butterfly has landed

and emerald leaves dancing

as the bird lands upon the branch.

Green, Green, Green..,

It is all around me

bathing me

in its exuberant color.

I feel it’s youth

and my strength feels evergreen,



About Derek Rizzo

Author and poet since I remember, I finally decided to live my dream. I'm writing a fantasy novel. Follow-me to share my progresses and glimpses of my story as it comes to life.

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