By: Julie A. Eastin
The suns last rays gently melt into the western horizon
Night falls and the earth talks in whispers
Serenity finds home in my thoughts as the days worries fade.
I gaze west longing to chase the ocean tide once more
Fireflies flicker my thoughts drift to another time
Youth was mine
So many precious moments slipped through my grasp.
My journey uncertain driven by choices from another life
Obligations bound together creating my chains
Summer’s soft breeze dances across my skin
I dream of places far away.
Desire for change swells within
My breath slow, my eyes shut
Like a mirage shimmering in the distance I see what my soul aches for
For one brief moment it is mine.
A coveted jewel
Nirvana, Heaven, my Summerland
Paradise lost, tossed to the side in my girlhood
What am I to gain from this moment?
Yesterday the springtide of my life
Youthfulness like a budding flower has passed
Now my petals yearn to bloom full
Spreading out before me the golden season of life.