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The Cottage

The long drive is almost over
Slowly I head down the hill
In anxious anticipation 
Of what I will find
I don't really know what I'm expecting
Just something new maybe 
An overgrown path in the center of the road
Lets me know I am one of the first
I wildly shift my eyes back and forth taking in all
The beauty this place gives never disappoints
Sometimes it's a flower peeking through the leaves
Or a vine growing, maybe a new bush
Slowly I exit in anticipation of familiar scents
The cedar, the green, the lake all have their own flavors
As I put in the key and slowly turn the knob
The scent of cottage envelops me
For a second, I am at peace, home
And after all is settled, and all is unpacked
I listen, to the sounds of the forest
I try to hear the waves, are they crashing 
Or still, I wonder what tomorrow will bring
But for now, I lie still and exhale
Nothing can find me here
No stress, nothing, but peace
And a familiarness felt by those before me
I often wonder if they visit here too
But for now, I am alone in my calm
Until tomorrow, when I will explore
My favorite places, do my favorite things
If I want to 
Because here time stands still

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  1. Date: 4/9/2013 5:43:00 AM
    Sounds like the sort of place I wish I had. You're very lucky if it's really yours, Jen. Nice poem. -Red

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 8:23:00 AM
    Just the drive to a place like this would make me so happy. Nice atmosphere you created with your lines!

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 6:01:00 AM
    Sounds awesome...I could stand a few days there I think...LOve that ending!

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 4/4/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It never disappoints