Poetry: Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful)

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I love road trips in the summertime. They remind me to look around and see God’s blessings that are so easily missed in the busyness of work and family responsibilities. —April Ojeda, poet


Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful)

by April Ojeda

Stately Thistle, purple headdress,

Holding court in meadow green—

Orange sherbert Honeysuckle

Lapping dewdrops, dripping mead—

Warm and sunny black-eyed Susan

Waving friendly in the breeze—

Hearty Milkweed, heeding no fence,

Marching forth where life is freed.

*based on Matthew 6:28-29


About April Ojeda

Ojeda is a teacher and writer from the Oklahoma Panhandle. Her work has appeared in Lost Pen Magazine and Heart of Flesh. She lives and works in a fast-spinning world, so she writes poetry as a means of prayer and of untangling the threads of daily life. She lives with her family in West Texas and finds her greatest inspiration in the outdoors.

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