Memories of Lake George

Stepping Out

As I was looking at pics on several Lake George websites, I was particularly drawn to one where the lake was completely covered with ice and snow.  You wouldn’t even know what it was if it weren’t for the pier located by the little beach in the village.  This pic inspired me to stretch my creative juices and create a poem around it.  I haven’t written poetry since early childhood, but as a writer, it is important to get out of the comfort zone and “step out” (the theme of the poem).  I hope you all enjoy it.

Where have you gone, Lake?

This ice is so thick.

Solid white

has taken over.

I can no longer

see you.

 

I am here,

said the Lake.

I am always here.

Don’t let what

you can’t see

push you away.

 

I know you are there

somewhere underneath

ready to display

hues of silver

and blue.

The mountains are covered.

No green to see anywhere.

 

It’s the season,

said the Lake.

It’s simply our time.

If you go

beyond your fear

and just step

a little closer.

You will see

you will feel

we are still here.

 

I trust you, Lake.

Yes, it is true!

I took

tiny steps ahead

and saw

a flash of blue

and

a spot of green.

Yes, you are all

still there!

 

I told you I was,

said the Lake.

So are the mountains.

When you are

willing to step

away from

and move forward

you will discover

the beauty

that lies beneath.

Waiting for someone to

see it

embrace it

as you have

with us…

and yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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