inside four walls

today I need to watch wild geese fly, to feel the wind and see the sky –

today I need to chat with flowers, to roam the fields for endless hours.

today I need to feel the rain, to watch the grass turn green again-

I need to hear the robin’s song, inside these four walls I don’t belong.

For I shall miss the clouds go by, I will not see the dew to dry-

leaving the world so fresh and new, as dawn withdraws her rosy hue.

And if it rain, or if it snow; inside these four walls  how shall I know?

only know my heart is there, with the wild geese in the air.


Yes, today I would watch seagulls fly with ease above the shore, and revel in each hour’s joys,  I could not ask for more.

I need to walk a lonely path, dry leaves beneath my feet-

to feel the fragrance autumn brings, would make my day complete.

today I need to feel the wind against my burning cheek, to feel warm sunlight on my back, which brings the peace I seek.

today I wish I watched the rain, or watched the flowers growing; or saw the sun shining on the forests of fall, setting autumn’s colors glowing.

yes, today I need to talk with trees, to learn their secrets on the breeze –

see the sunset’s pastel hue, and firefly’s lights when day is through.

though in these walls I spend the hours, please know my heart is with the flowers-

like them I bloom on a sunny day, but inside these four walls I shall fade away.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.  Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.  There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.  Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”  (Psalm 19:1-4)

sincerely,             Grace Day





3 thoughts on “inside four walls

    • Beautiful! An exhortation to let your light shine in the land of the living. Reminds me of Matthew 5:16 – “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven.”


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