The Escape - Poem by Jessica Harris
Meandering through an old linen store,
My mind jaded with thoughts of the day.
With a pensive head bowed, imagine
A curtain door in the breeze softly sways.
Intrigued by the sight, I forget my dismay.
An escape from the world who me, has betrayed!
I approach the ethereal curtain,
It beacons me to come and enter in.
Curious and filled with a strange wonder,
I seek to find what lies within
This peculiar entrance, where begins
A journey to a place where peace will win.
Radiant white brightness greeted my eyes,
Then did follow a gentle melody.
Soon verdant grass and wild carmine flowers
Encircled my feet in sweet gaiety.
The great beauty filled me with ecstasy.
And here, I was certain I was free.
Free from the worries of the world behind,
From the sorrows that make life so unclear.
The world that eventually pulled me back,
Made my fanciful escape disappear.
But, when life once again brings a tear,
Run to that refuge, banish all my fears.
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