SkemNews are pleased to announce that we will be publishing a selection of articles written by the Skelmersdale Writers’ Group. All rights remain with the Skelmersdale Writers’ Group.
I seek to escape to the Cumbrian mountains on high,
to be free from all burdens, waving them goodbye.
I disconnect from a world chaotic and mad,
entering into landscape where freedom can be had.
The sound of nature has a melody that sings,
that is sweet and blissful in the peace it brings.
I take a moment by the stream of waters pure,
as the babbling brook is soothing that’s for sure.
Upon the rock I begin ascending with much anticipation,
to view the world on the heights of God’s creation.
I see the peaks of mountains draw close to the sky,
within a different world up here on high.
Upon all landscape the sun does glisten
and to the silence of peace, I am still and listen.
As here I stand upon a strong foundation,
all of its grandeur fills me with such elation.
In this moment of witnessing all perfection,
I gather my thoughts in a time of reflection.
When my life is full of doubt and confusion,
it is here I find all sense, that brings a conclusion.
The Lord is my shepherd, the keeper of my Soul,
my rock, refuge and fortress, he makes me whole.
All that he created I savour and embrace
and through it constantly flowing, the Spirit of Grace.
The mountains of Cumbria are mystical and grand,
un-changing, ever present in the heart of this land.
© 2017 Paul Le Marinel