Sanctuary

Written by: Tucker Carwile Jr


                           The oceans and the mountains
                                 are my sanctuary.
                            The ocean with its rhythmic
                                pounding of the surf
                              and cool breezes.
                             The mountains with its
                                 solitude of tall trees.

                             Both are clean and pure,
                                when untouched by human hands.
                             These are my friends,
                                 who calm the ravaging storms,
                               that gather in my soul.

                              Whenever I am troubled,
                                   I return to my friends
                                for guidance and direction.