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Green Green World

by sloanranger

I stepped outside tonight

to look up in the sky.

How bright they were, the stars –

so close it seemed, was I.

I wonder how it felt,

a thousand years or more,

alone beneath a blue-black sky

in long, long days of yore.

You could prob’ly, nearly touch them,

if you really tried –

and twinkle, twinkle little star,

more truth then, than a lie.

I would dive into the fields

I know there were back then,

smell and breathe the sweet perfume,

drown in self-content;

Roll in the grass and flowers,

find my forest’s glens.

Oh, my green, green, world

come back to me again.

Bring me back my woods –

of copse, of glyn and glade…

bring me back my wandering streams,

my clear and lovely lakes.

Bring waterfalls and meadows

and space that you can feel,

bring back some of what we’ve lost,

and freedom that is real.

Vicky SloanAfter returning to college several years ago for further study, VLSloan began writing full time when her work began winning contests. She joined a writing group that was starting up in Chula Vista soon thereafter – the group now known as South Bay Scribes.

A member encouraged Sloan to join a writing site called Wattpad. The site has enabled her to develop a large body of work, including, but not limited to – Short Stories, Serials, varied Poetry Collections and a newly featured mystery Novella called: Arachnia.

Wattpad allows interaction with not only readers, but with other writers and she has been fortunate enough to attain wide readership there. Known as sloanranger on the site, she now focuses her efforts on submissions and locating a Literary Agent. You can find VLSloan and her work by googling:


4 Responses to Green Green World

  1. glynhockey January 23, 2016 at 5:25 PM #

    A serious lesson for us all.

  2. Ann Elizabeth Carson January 24, 2016 at 4:52 PM #

    The palpable yearning will connect with many readers.

  3. sloanranger February 13, 2016 at 6:50 AM #

    Glyn Hockey – thank you very much for your kind comment : )

  4. sloanranger February 13, 2016 at 6:52 AM #

    Ann Elizabeth Carson -I’m glad you could feel that Ann – thank you so much for visiting & commenting.

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