Keep Still Now


Lonely autumn woods, keep still now.
A girl is walking among you.
She keeps her head held low, downcast,
Finding comfort in your silence.

Leaves amber and critters sound asleep,
Lonely autumn woods, keep still now.
The girl rests beneath a towering tree;
She buries her head in her arms.

Gentle breeze caresses her skin,
Subtle aroma of crisp pine,
Lonely autumn woods, keep still now.
The girl's shoulders begin to shake.

She shivers as chilly night falls,
But no one comes looking for her.
This forest makes her feel safe, home.
Lonely autumn woods, keep still now.

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The inspiration behind "Keep Still Now" was my intial feelings as a child about my family moving away from central Florida, where I was born, to upstate New York. I had to leave behind the only place I ever knew. The only thing I found that made it all seem better was my immediate love for the forest behind my new house. I have always loved nature, so for some reason, that forest was comforting to me and now I'll always associate it with home.