Chasing a dream….Version 2
The wind chases a crumpled leaf
down the winding, never-ending street
while I play with my truant dreams
running behind to cajole them back.
The wind, also a fellow conspirator
pulls me into the pleasurable depths.
The amused moon watches the terraneous carnival
peeping from the shadows of her celestial pedestal.
As the crepuscular vestiges begin pointing
towards the smiling, selenic beauty,
the smiling pipe- dream entices me again
transforming gently into a shimmering butterfly…….
Angel- like wings buoy me up onto a bridge
The satin -kissed fabric twirls under me
into a soft jasmine-scented carpet,
welcoming my awe-struck, bare feet.
Breathing in a soul-freshening fragrance,
I start to explore this bridge to paradise
just as the dreamy universe melts into
a river of ecstatic, humming memories….
And I swim a thousand eternities
leaving behind my imaginary sorrows
only to meet my blissful reflection
In Serenity’s lake of hope
wearing a pendant of happy rose buds.
Raindrops and my smiling pearls shake hands in symphony
As the surging waves recede back into the eternal blue,
I smile in my dream and turn over to dream some more…..