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A Happy Place

I. Creation Before the troubles of the world infect the soul The magic of imagination creates a womb Devoid of torment, pain, and stress. Rainforests, Jungles, beaches, other worlds of elation where You are always the victor in battle, the one Who finds true love, alpha and omega. Never Landing in withered trees or dead grass, only Strong trunks and rolling plains, an ocean Of stars, a blanket while lying comfy on Palm fronds floating down calm dreamy Rivulets of turquoise streams. Locomotives Wind down vast forest covered country sides Their tracks gliding to the warm earthy Humming sound only they can make. Only now with danger, inherent only to your peaceful fire Bring you to this happy place, a place desired. II. A Home all Your Own In the world of yesterdays and tomorrows And days lost in the gyre of solstices we Create a world unto ourselves. Paradises Lost to the antiquity of children trapped Inside their adult armor. Lies tipped with Poison seep into the wells of being, melting The oil from the canvas’ that dreams are painted on. Cheap reminiscences flash through tattered wafting Curtains. Nightmare doppelgangers wait in quarries of fire breathing mountain giants laying siege to Rapture found in a good escape. Chemical Demons like iron maidens brandishing your Favorite drugs, syringes close in creating An eerie starry night To you alone In a home all your own. III. Repent to your inner child To regain a solid footing on the gun deck Of the warship you’re riding in the flotsam, Hearken lessons from the playground, The bruises, nicks, and cuts proudly earned Ensure the necessary skills are acquired To embark on adventures of the body. Hiding in shrouds like an angel White egret with horsehair-like crests and Misty wings is the caged fury of joy, her Wings mightier, beak stronger, eyes sharper And love unabated from years unvisited. Swelling seas are sailed, reefs can’t breach A flying draft when joy carries her burden Aloft. Hair amber and aflame in the setting sun Amidst a new sea of clouds, only anchor In a child’s heart when the dream fades And the soul returns among the shades.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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