To a green wood swing
built for two,
that perfectly fits
just me and you.
Built by daddy's hands,
through the years it still stands,
though a little rough and worn
for it's seen many a morn.
We treat it with care
as we pack it away from the winter air,
but oh, come Spring
we bring it back out first thing,
ready to enjoy the green wood swing.
How I've come to love the feel
of the rough wood and paint beginning to peel,
and the creaking sound as we gently swing
and listen to the birds joyfully sing.
On the green wood swing
we watch the sun rise to our left and set to our right,
and gaze at the stars shining bright in the night.
A haven to read and write,
to laugh and have fun,
set in the shade, away from the sun.
Many a morning and evening spent here with you,
sitting on the green wood swing
made just for two.
Peaceful and content,
we have not one lament,
as we watch another day go by
staring up at the evening sky.
We thank God for small blessings
and an old green wood swing.
~Liz Austin 2019
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She also acts as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.