My Place

Written by: Edmond Ornelas

I visit a place of my youth
  Once wild and untamed
A place of wild life
  Unbroken serenity
A trickling creek
  Feeds a life filled pond
Walking in beauty
  Cottontail rabbit running to the sage
The air full of sound
  The valley quail sings his song
Look into the sky
  A redtail hawk on his hunt
A hiding place when life got hard
  How hard is a childs life?
All is needed is an open ear
  Have you forgotten
Alas 40 years have past
  Not tamed but destroyed
The creek now silent
  My pond without life
Empty skies with only the wind
  To remind us of what once was
-Childhood escape-