by Mac McGovern

in the fall it wafts leaves,
hiding tiny fairies
dancing on each
as in celebration
of freedom from trees bondage

in the winter snow
cold and unremorseful
hide beauty
only by those who dare transition
to find her hidden secrets

in the summer
it is wispy
as if entranced by happiness
entering through my window
it feels like an old friend
touching me softly
reassuring night or day

it surrounds all the beauty of nature
making nary a sound
when there is peace
and contentment in her swishing, swirling
natural world
demonstrates a fierce side
as in anger,
supports her friends thunder and lightning
raising her winds from mild to destructive
in answering her mother’s call

wind at the mercy of the element’s
of which she is made

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Mac McGovern was born in Dubuque, Iowa and lived there most of his youth. Most of his adult life he served in the US Navy, retiring in 1995. In his years of service, he was fortunate to serve in a variety of assignments at sea, in Naval Hospitals, teaching, and recruiting Medical Professional in Columbus, Ohio and Pensacola, Florida., Currently, he is a retired executive with the largest home improvement company in the panhandle of Florida and is a licensed roofing contractor., Mac writes from the heart and is influenced somewhat by what he sees, feels, hears, and to a larger extent, what is gleamed from his mind’s eye. Today, Mac resides in Pensacola, Florida with the inspiration and love of his life, his wife Sandra.

Last updated April 18, 2013