Dusty Road

Written by: Anthony Nutter

A. W. Nutter
Walking along the dusty road
The boy in me begins to unfold
Transforming into a barefoot child
Escaping home and running wild
Leaving my troubles far behind
Out of sight but not out of mind
Dust clouds cover but can not hide
Mental cells where the demons abide
Painful thoughts I refuse to embrace
Happy memories I try to retrace
The magical pond suddenly appears
Trying to hold back foolish tears
The cooling water engulfs the skin
Loving caresses from an old friend
Basking in the pool of tranquility
A childhood haven from reality
A place to heal when under duress
Evil memories blocked from access
A spiritual place helping me transcend
As out of the darkness I try to ascend