Leah Ayliffe

Freshman - 1,058 Points (June 8,1991 / Toronto)

In the Sun I Feel as One

white sunshine, Carolina beaches
my happy times, my hearts divine retreat

the salty wind, the oceans wave
runs wild and free through my hair

the moon, the compass of the sea
my heart, ruler of my mind & soul
even under light blue skies

there are people everywhere
not like how I remember
prime time summer weather
children playing in what's left of the high tide

a mental shot, capturing these lazy days surrounding me
headphones in, Pink Floyd in my mind
and I'm comfortably numb again
on my Island of memory, Hilton Head.

I walk along the shore like when I was a kid
dancing to the beat of my own rhythm
and I sing of hope instead of sorrow:
I took the little ghost of me away on holiday.

Submitted: Friday, August 08, 2014
Edited: Friday, November 07, 2014

Topic of this poem: childhood

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I went on holiday to Hilton Head, this is sort of me revisiting my past... taking my former childhood self away from the sadness I felt as a kid and bringing her to who I am now, taking her away from that time. I always hate the idea of seeing me as a kid and I want to help her, make her realize it's going to be ok.

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