Jinge Norvall

(Bulawayo)

Give Me The Wild


Oh give me the wild
The wind in my hair -
leaves underfoot
birdsong in the air..

Give me the bushveld,
Dry pods snapping..
Dragonflies glinting
& birds on the wing..

Give me the grasslands,
wild hooves thudding;
galloping freely
'neath the wild warm sun.

Take me away from the city
The madness of humdrum life;
polluted & ever-consuming,
ugly & seething with strife.

Take me back to the freshness,
To the earth when it first was made;
make us all babes in the woods, Lord -
Innocent of all that's depraved.

Oh give me the wild,
& the wind in my hair...
The sun on my face -
give me freedom, from here.

Submitted: Friday, July 06, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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This poem is about wholesomeness... simplicity... inspired by my desire to simplify my life and get back to basics. I love nature.. the wilderness.. & feel close to God in the wild.

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