We have all been through months and months of difficult events and conditions, from COVID to impeachment, from job loss to natural disaster. Who doesn’t long for escape?
And those with a few years under their belts may long not only to enjoy again, but also, to have the the energy to enjoy everything thoroughly! I hope you will enjoy my poem, wishing on a star for better futures for all of us. Thanks for coming by to read!
The draft of sleep I long to drink;
The balm of peace, to smooth
Upon my irritated skin,
My wrinkles to remove.
The juice of youth, the jolt of life
Shall course within my veins,
No longer timid, faced with strife,
Nor crippled by my pains.
I’ll see the dawn, miraculous!
I’ll see the sunset, sweet!
I’ll gaze upon the blinking stars,
Their magic to entreat.
I’ll sail the seas and chart a course
Adventurous and new,
And gather round an open fire
To celebrate, with you.
What keeps me here? What drives me forth?
What won’t I dearly give?
What wakes in me primeval forces,
Begging me, to live?
It fills you, too. I see it.
And I gladly take your hand
So come away, oh come away!
And fearlessly we’ll find our way,
To Future’s foreign lands.
Copyright 2021 Andrea LeDew