THE HERMIT

My response today to Doris Emmett’s Post-a-Day for May.

THE HERMIT
by John Yeo

The hermit sat in some welcome shade,
Sunshine lit up the forest corners,
Nobody ever visited this secret glade.

With a gentle breeze the branches swayed,
A sparkling stream with cool clear waters,
The hermit sat in some welcome shade.

Wild birds sang and approached unafraid
Colourful, friendly, social performers,
Nobody ever visited this secret glade.

Deer who grazed here never strayed
Far from this glades secret borders,
The hermit sat in some welcome shade.

Butterflies fluttered and Rabbits played,
Sheltered safely from their predators
Nobody ever visited this secret glade.

After he swapped the old life he had made
For a solitary life to escape his oppressors. 
The hermit sat in some welcome shade
Nobody ever visited this secret glade.

©️ John Yeo