He tried and tried

But try as he might

He couldn’t get better

After the fight

His body got better

That recovery was sure

But is confidence was shot

Those wounds would endure


Behind the Beauty (1)

Lake Irene, Colorado, Water, Reflections

Image by David Mark from Pixabay 

Phil and Margaret gazed out of the crystal lake, taking in the wonders of nature.

“It’s wondrous,” Margaret said, her voice in a reverent hush.

“It is,” Phil agreed. “I bet we are among the only people to ever have seen this view.  It seems so untouched by man.”

“I think you might be right,” she said nodding.  “We did hike a long way to get here, and there was hardly a trail at all.”

In fact there had been ninety seven visitors to that exact spot just that week.  What they didn’t see was the team of forty rangers and care-takers who were part of the secret behind the beauty.


Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Behind the beauty