I was driving just driving along
Dreaming, just looking out for myself
Then there was this guy, just standing by the road
I picked him up, gave him a lift
His name was Zac he’s Australian
Sort of brown , oh, well really he’s black
A natural guy was this guy Zac
Natural yet more part of nature
What was this nature , his nature, was it real
I’d not heard of his nature before
Was it new, how could I find his nature
He said it was everywhere all around
It was in the air and on the ground
He said don’t you hear it, hear that sound
What sound I said, its silence that’s all I can hear!
Yes he said, see, you heard it , you could tell he was glad
From him I’d heard the sound, the real sound!
The sound’s of nature fresh and clean sounds
They were sounds of nature, I’d not heard before
A special sound and now I’d taken the time to hear it!
Oh yes it was all around and if we study it, we’ll find its special
When we take time out we’ll learn how to hear
Then the more we hear the more we’ll learn to how to see
Nature’s sounds, there’s no admission their just free!
Yes then we learn what nature is, we see and touch and smell the air
We can wrap the sounds around us like a blanket of life
So what of Zac, well he taught me about his life
He taught me to take of nature what it’s free to have
We have to find the true things, the things that don’t lie
They are gifts given freely and we can make them ours
We can have them all the time, if we listen and see
All we need to do is to take the time and it’s free!
S W T Read 2010