Fiona Burgess

Rookie (22 June 1983 / South Africa)

Living In The Desert Of My Dreams - Poem by Fiona Burgess

Standing here on the shore of life
A coastline battered by violence and strife
Behind me churns an angry sea
Ahead lies a road unknown, as yet, by me.

And so down this road I shall travel
Its mysteries only time can unravel
But this road has no lights to guide
And I travel with no one by my side.

I have with me no burden of fears
No sadness to grip my heart with tears
No bitterness to blind my eyes
No cynicism to lead me astray with its lies.

The storm that was, has born me new
My soul washed clean, now bold and true
I forge ahead toward challenges untried
All cares and worries cast aside.

Now, amid the arid sweep of endless dunes
Beneath a midnight sky lit by twin moons
Caressed by a breeze as it renews and cleans
I'm living in the desert of my dreams.


Comments about Living In The Desert Of My Dreams by Fiona Burgess

  • Jonathan Robin (11/23/2006 4:40:00 AM)

    From life's fair shore the wish for more
    helps soar above life's angry sea
    whose violent churns soul spurns - in store
    a road unknown may set hope free.

    Bright light may guide from deep inside
    wide vision may unravel
    life's mystery, see clarified
    solutions as you travel.

    No fears, no tears, hope's scope endears
    sight to eyes which insight
    recovers, hears through inner ears,
    new rune tunes joys incite.

    Past storms at last are over, cast
    behind, mind, soul, washed clean,
    while vistas vast unveiled may fast
    set scene for Hippocrene.

    No desert here, nor mirage drear, -
    beneath tomorrow's sky
    twin moons appear, - Mars, Venus dear,
    luck, love, personnify
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  • Lesa K (11/10/2006 1:38:00 PM)

    Very beautiful, Fiona. My poem 'Across the Night' seems to be a different take on this poem which is yours...There are times I wish to 'wash it all away' as well...Great write... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 2, 2010


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