Treasure Island

Noah Body


There To Peruse The Lands Of Oz Once Again


Drifting lazily under a bright summer's sky
Tiny wavelets lapping the side of the boat
Lines cast out from the rods dangling over the stern
Oars tucked snugly inside the boat, safe from the water
On the horizon trees cast shadows upon the water below
Quiet and stillness, solitude and serenity, peace
Calm suffuses my body, reaching down to my very bones
Muscles relaxed I drift in a daze,
nodding off at times to amazing dreams,
dreams of the world of Oz where all is right with the world
Stressors forgotten all that remains is peace
Peace and the softy muted sounds of the water,
the quiet chirps of birds as they pass over head
The splash of a duck as it lands upon the stillness of the water
Disturbing it for a brief time only, the disturbance rapidly passes
And once again all is stillness and calm, serene solitude
A bobber dips, the line it's attached to quivers
But it's ignored in order to maintain the peaceful perfection of it all
Such total relaxation as can only be found here, in solitude
Away from the worries of the world, away from pressing needs,
Needless deadlines, stressed out bosses, excited kids,
Needful spouses.
Tip my hat down low over my eyes and drift some more
Drift into dreamland there to peruse the lands of Oz once again

Submitted: Saturday, April 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Written Jan 12,2010

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