Silver Participant, Mahfuza Akter, is awarded our August 2017 prize for her Adventurous Journey ‘story,’ a poem about her experience on her Adventurous Journey this summer.Â She is receiving a backpack, donated by REI, Inc.!
We’d love to hear from you about your Award journey!Â Each month, submit a ‘story’ about your Award experience.Â This month, we are looking for “stories” about Physical Recreation–photos, poems, essays, videos, drawings, etc. are due by Sept 30 at #MyAwardUSA.
Life in the Woods
by Mahfuza Akter
Life in the wood is like
A little heaven which is creation of earth
Waking up in the early morning
While the birds are chirping
The morning sun shines like glitter
In the calm water
Suddenly the wind hits the water
While it goes in slow pace
In the lazy noon
The leaves rustle softly
with a touch of the wind
And the cicadaâ€™s buzzes
From behind the bushes and trees.
People getâ€™s busy in city with works and study
But in woods, we get busy getting ready
Towards our new destination
And observing the variety of plants and animals
When the rain pours down
And wash up the earth
The earthworms come up
Trying to hide as quick as they can
With their slow plod.
The day goes slowly
While the sun is above the sky
The group of clouds moves in slow pace
Up in the cliff, the mountains are
Lined up continuously one after another
Around evening we look for fire woods
Together with friends and set it up
While it gets dark and chilly
Everyone sits around and gossip
How their day passed and
how much fun they had together.
Oh itâ€™s getting late someone says
And people start going to bed
While some still sits on the cliff
Or lying down looking up the sky
Trying to find the constellation of the stars
Talking about how beautiful
The creation of the earth is!
Here we are like a big new family eating, working
And enjoying every single precious moment together.
We are always happy in here
And our happiness
Lead us to success
No one learns to give up in here cause
There are this family and friends
To inspire and motivate
Us towards our goals.
This is a place where I want to live forever
Happily with my precious little new family.