Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Journey Through Life's Desert

Journey Through Life's Desert

Grainy endless waves
in an infinite desert
winds blowing coarse
across skin and heart alike

sandy footsteps guide
as sinking earth below
sucks the soul downward
into despairs dark hole

The hot sun scorches
visible upon exposed skin
protection unattainable
amongst this barren land

Spirit pushing forward 
aware of vultures above
swooping down below
waiting for death to arrive 

Through gritty eyes
an oasis seen in the distance
welcoming and calling
with waterpaint colors

destiny's voice is heard
moisture washes away the heat
amongst the flowered cactus 
shelters doors welcomes the tired soul.

Hardships giving strength
in life's solitary journey
the destitute soul finds refuge
and the path to the unreachable...

1 comment:

  1. Simply beautiful, Lauren. Powerful images! It seems to me that, no matter what happens in life, you've found a oasis that you can always call upon to satiate your thirst.

    As for the unreachable, the mind only limits that. I know that one day instead of writing about life as a barren desert you'll be writing of life as a tropical paradise, full of vibrant colors and sounds, nourishment aplenty for the soul.

    - Tony