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Listen to the Wilderness

WHEN I LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS, I HEAR ALL THE SOUNDS THAT I LOVE.
WHEN I LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS, I HEAR GOD'S MUSIC FROM ABOVE.
WHERE EVER I LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS, I HEAR THE WIND'S SONG.
I HAVE LISTENED TO THE WINDS ALL MY LIFE LONG.
THE SOUNDS OF THE WINDS COME IN SO MANY WAYS.
TO WRITE THEM ALL DOWN WOULD TAKE MANY DAYS.
I HAVE LISTENED TO BRANCHES BREAKING AND MANY OLD TREES FALL.
I HAVE HEARD THIS IN WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, AND FALL.
WHEN AN OWL HOOTS JUST BEFORE DAYLIGHT.
A TURKEY WILL GOBBLE; HE'S FULL OF FRIGHT.
THERE IS A GREY SQUIRREL CHATTERING DOWN AT ME.
NOW I HEAR THE BUZZING OF A HONEY BEE.
Whale SurfacingWHEN THE SEASONS ARE CHANGING, I HEAR THE CALL OF THE GOOSE.
IN SEPTEMBER, I HEAR THE CLASHING ANTLERS OF TWO BULL MOOSE.
WHEN I HEAR THE BUGLE OF AN ELK HIGH ON THE HILL,
THIS SOUND GIVES EVERY WILDERNESS LISTENER A REALLY GREAT THRILL.
WHEN I HEAR A WOLF HOWLING INTO THE NIGHT..I FEEL THE WILDERNESS IS JUST ABOUT RIGHT.
WHEN THE SALMON ARE SPLASHING IN THEIR SPAWNING STREAMS,
THEY WILL HEAR THE SPLASHING OF A BEAR IN HIS DREAMS.
WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS, YOUR LIFE WILL IMPROVE.
LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS; YOU WILL LOVE BEIN IN THIS GROOVE.
LISTEN TO THE FIRST SOUNDS YOU HEAR TODAY ALL AROUND;
A BIRD IN THE BUSH, AN INSECT ON A FLOWER, RAIN FALLING ON THE GROUND.
TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF YOUR NEW LIFE.
LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS. THEN, TEACH YOUR WIFE.
GATHER YOUR FRIENDS, AND TEACH THEM YOUR NEW GAME.
THEY WILL GATHER THEIR FRIENDS AND THEY WILL DO THE SAME.
WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE WILDERNESS, YOUR TROUBLES WILL DEPART.
YOU HAVE MADE ROOM FOR THE WILDERNESS, NOT TROUBLES IN YOUR HEART.

WRITTEN DECEMBER 15, 2009
BY: JACK P HARRIS JR.

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