Guest Post By Sandra Whitfield


An Unexpected Gift of Beauty and Peace


On a cool, crisp, sun-filled morning,

My friend and I were walking.

As we talked, the state of the world filled us with questions and sadness.

Viruses, wars, injustices.

We had no answers.

Only heaviness of soul.


Suddenly my friend said

“Stop, Look.”


A beautiful and majestic doe was standing behind a bush

Just a few feet away.


We remained motionless and

Took in her beauty.


After several minutes we slowly moved up the path,

Thinking surely she would flee.

She held her place and gave us more

Peace and wonder.


Did she understand what a gift she gave?

Did she feel our awe?


At first I lamented not having my camera.

Then I knew that this was a moment

To be captured only by the heart.


– Sandra Whitfield







This entry was posted in poetry.

One comment on “Guest Post By Sandra Whitfield

  1. Thanks Sandra via Joan!

    Sent from my iPhone


    Liked by 1 person

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