What can I write about “places” today?
I’ve witnessed so much and now I can say
that life in the desert is different from most,
at times it’s a place of which I’d not boast,
but one time we drove, my grandkids and I,
over the desert, under deep, blue clear skies,
the canyons were green, a myriad of shades,
with creeks and lakes and deep canyon glades,
In places, we saw golden poppies in bloom,
and wondered if it were not a bit soon….
We came to the ocean and here we were met
with startling sunrises, breathtaking sunsets;
I told them the story of grandpa and me,
and the times we had spent, here by the sea.
Throughout the world there are places like this,
Enchanted places that fill us with bliss,
and all of your life, there’ll be places to love,
the kind you will cherish all others above,
In your heart you will keep memories like these,
to remember forever, whenever you please;
“remember the time”– you’ll say to your brother,
or sister, or maybe a friend or a lover;
Remember the time we went to the beach?
and recall the memories, all within your reach.
Sandra Lee Smith
FOR SAVANNAH & ETHAN
Originally posted June, 2012
Updated October 17, 2018