Walking by the lake


I saw a ladybug today,

While I was walking by the lake.

She crawled on her merry way,

As I stopped to contemplate.


Where has she been?

Where is she going?

Will she ever go back again?

Has she had a good day,

Or only just fair?

Or maybe it's been horrible.

No way to tell, to me she just looks adorable.

Always cheerful with her spots,

I'm not even sure if it's a 'her' or not!


What do I know? I know nothing.

To her I'm just one of the many strange things,

That walk by the lake.

  • Author: SLR (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 21st, 2018 21:21
  • Comment from author about the poem: I've been working extra hours lately but I was off today. Life has hurled a lot of extra stresses my way lately so I went for a short walk by the lake this evening. The little 'lady' took my attention away from the lake. :-) Usually stuff I write is more structured, (not to mention depressing) but I thought I'd throw this one in for fun.
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 25
  • User favorite of this poem: Jhe.
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  • Yorelzinala

    Appreciating nature is all a part of the process of life. Seems like you connected with it. Awesome imagery. Thanks for sharing.

    • SLR

      Thank you. I love nature walks. Good for the soul.

      • Yorelzinala

        Maybe I should take a stroll by the lake in my town. I believe I will!

      • Jhe

        I'm glad you decided to "throw" this poem together; i think it's lovely,
        and not simply because i also like lakes and ladybirds 🙂
        but because its rhythm has a very natural feel ...it flows like the peaceful scene it describes.
        A very relaxing piece.
        Best wishes, J

        • SLR

          Thank you. This actually popped into my head as I was walking. Took about five minutes. It's not my usual type but it kinda stuck in my head. 🙂 thanks for such a nice comment.

        • MrNobody40

          That made me smile :). I needed that. Very beautiful. I love ladybugs. Although here where I live they are everywhere.

          • SLR

            We had a lot a couple months ago but it's getting too hot now, I think because I don't see as many. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like lady bugs too.

          • Michael Edwards

            A pleasure to read - uplifting and dare I say refreshing after all the dark stuff

            • SLR

              Yeah, sorry about that. I know most of mine are depressing but it's my therapy and they come to me more when I'm upset than when I'm in a good mood. I was really stressed yesterday so the lake must have been working is magic for me to relax enough to actually write something a little lighter! 🙂 🙂 🙂 I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I'll try to do a few more lighter ones soon.

              • Michael Edwards

                I wasn't referring to your work but to poems posted on MPS generally which tend to be a tad depressing at times - look forward to more in this vein.

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