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She Be a Poet ~ Shangri La

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Take me on a journey I want to see,

the world and its colours,

the blue of the sea.

Mountains, thawed snow peaks,

they hide in grey clouds,

home to the Gods,

resting place of the proud.

Beauty in places so far out of reach,

the warmth of the people,

as they frolic on the beach.

Happiest are children playing in the sand,

knowing only of their world,

oblivious to the pain of faraway lands.

Senses are suddenly woken,

sight, sound, and smell,

new friends are made so easliy,

they invite you to dwell.

Open you become to the wonders you see,

a fading life for others,

Shangri La to me.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2022


She Be a Poet ~ The Promise

The promise of green in a land that is baron

where children can play in a world they can count on.

 The promise of crystal streams and working wells

where their thirst can be quenched after chasing their tails.

The promise of feeding their minds with all good things

the playground of the world is full of swings.

 The promise of keeping them safe most important of all

help them grow catch them when they fall.

Promises, promises not easy to keep

Broken is the promise that sees a child weep.

© Michelle Sotiriou 2014