I’m playing catch up on Napowrimo, so here is my response to Day 13 theme “To You”. This is a re-edited version of a poem I wrote years ago. I remember performing it at an open mic night and then it was lost under piles of scribbled notes and abandoned verses. Luckily, it came back to me today when I cleared out a cupboard! I also found two Christmas presents for my children which I’d forgotten I’d hidden there, so we are winners all round today 🙂
You are the sunlit sparkle on a dew dripped rose.
You are the silver shimmer of winter’s sunrise.
You are the soft bamboo chime as the chill wind blows.
You’re the wistful blush of evening’s snow-filled sky.
You are the fragile snowdrop who defies the frost.
courageously bursting into the purest bloom.
You are the 5 am bed that after sleepless night
suddenly becomes the deepest, softest cocoon.
You are the sense when I struggle to understand.
You are the floppy hat of bohemian style.
You are the light that shines on my moon eclipsed days.
You are the humour that always brings back my smile.
You are the comforting hug of my old blue jeans.
You are the incense that calms my turbulent mind.
You are the cool grass between my naked toes.
You’re the treasure it took a lifetime to find.