Chasing Rainbows

February 21, 2017

From a faraway place
In the daydreams of her mind
A little girl dances
Running freely through the fields
Unencumbered by details and commitments
Free to be
Free to soar
Unfettered by the day to day tasks
That rule her adult self
Believing in her abilities
Imagining herself anything she wants to be
Before the self-doubt and limitations
Derail the dreams of what she once believed
Sunshine peeping through the clouds
After an early morning rain
Slowly and surely the little girl inside
Peels away the layers
Setting free her adult being
Making her realize
The time has come for her to go
To live out her dreams
And start chasing rainbows

Barbara M © February 2017

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The Memory

February 19, 2017

From deep within
With eyes closed tight
He could see her
Her eyes sparkling in the light
Her hair glistening in the sunshine
When the leaves on the trees
Rustled in the wind
He could feel her move
Light airy steps
As she twirled and danced
That special dance reserved only for him
Enticing him with a look that was full of
Both guile and innocence
When he walked along the shoreline
He could smell her scent
That of a fresh summer breeze
Kissed by the morning dew
She was with him always
Every moment of his day
She was the dream that tucked him in at night
The morning song that woke him each dawn
Hers was the memory that sustained him
Fulfilled him in ways no other had or ever could
Hers was the memory that made him realize
He would never stop until he could make her his again

Barbara M © February 2017