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Exploring The Woods Poem by Dean Thorpe

Exploring the woods

Lost in the forest, looking at the trees
Slipping in the mud, hurting my poor knees
Where are we going, do I even know
Weathers getting cold, looks like it could snow
Seemed a good idea, when we first came out
Starting to panic, maybe we should shout
Where I want to be, in the safe and warm
Falling to the ground, now my shirt is torn
Looking all around, I should know this bit
It all looks the same, wish that I could quit
Finally I see, path back to my home
Just round the corner, wish that I had known
Dean Thorpe
Great Wood in Battle in the snow

A snow covered Great Wood in Battle, East Sussex. A black and white photo by Dean Thorpe

About This Poem

We live very near a forest and love going and exploring it.

Most of the time we get back ok, but there was one time years ago that we did get really lost and a 1 hour walk in Great Wood, turned into a 5 hour hike (would probably be 1 hour for an able bodied person), climbing over fences and through ankle deep mud.

Always be safe if you go into the woods on your own, take a phone, some food and some drink, just in case!


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