Here is a happier poem, written in Grade 10. A world where we can dream.
I love my favourite place.
A large gray mountain stretches across the horizon,
and lively birds share their chants above it.
Flowers and trees grow in wild profusion.
Wildlife surrounds me.
There's a great turtle,
The land is slightly textured,
but soft and smooth,
unlike what is expected of terrain.
The bright sun shines
in the corner of my eye,
I am happy
that I can once again
return to my dream land,
the most beautiful place on earth.
I dream of being there again.
My dream will come true.
When the sun goes down,
I will cover my mountain,
lay my head in my sacred flower bed,
hug my wildlife animals,
and sleep in peace.
The last verse, is an image of myself as a teen, pulling my soft blanket (my mountain), laying my head on my floral pattern pillowcase (my flower bed), hugging my stuffed animals (wildlife) and just really enjoying my sleep. BTW – I love sleeping!
In this thing called life, our bodies need good rest to heal and our brains need time to re-set. Take the time for yourself.