Faye Sizemore


Walk with me in the piney woods
Winter has been packing its goods
All here is becoming lush and green
Signs of spring and birds nesting are seen
The only helicopters, an occasional dragonfly
There are no bombs falling from the sky
Just fragrant blossoms floating down
No trenches here, dug in the ground,
just soldier ants marching around…
the birds and the wind, the only sound
One thing above all that I hold dear
All is tranquil peace here…… in this place,
If only I could just gather the world into here
and, would that we could, remain in this space,
………… and forget the war’s scheming
………… become lost in Carolina dreaming

Carolina Pines at Nottley River, NC
Carolina Pines at Nottley River, NC