My Escape

Sneakers laced up tight,

Water bottle filled to fullest height.

It may take a drive short or long but


I long to take a hike.


Nature beckons me to explore;

Each rocky path becomes an open door

To sceneries and streams,

Moss covered boulders, and mushrooms all over

Each day brings a new surprise


Whether the path be long and narrow,

Short and easy or

Winding and steep,

 my body is ready for action, always ready to take that leap

I may be short in stature but I am grand in esteem


A companion is not mandatory

When I have the trees by my side

Their leaves brush my shoulders,

Branches shelter from the sun,

But when I do have that special someone,

One who knows my heart,

Its as if we could hike ceaselessly


Through snow or rain,

Even if I’m in a bit of pain

The peace that comes from this exercise is precious

Immersed in God’s creation,

His love and beauty in so many forms

A hike is all I need, to bring solace in life’s ranging storms



This poem is about: 
Our world


Additional Resources

Get AI Feedback on your poem

Interested in feedback on your poem? Try our AI Feedback tool.


If You Need Support

If you ever need help or support, we trust for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741