Serenity

I sit and see serenity in the shallows
Tidal waters subside into gentle ripples
Sand crabs scurry from hole to hole
A hawk flies high over his domain.

I sit and see serenity in the shallows
Above the quiet I hear echoes of laughter
I see shadows of children
As they splash cool water
On each other’s brown smiling faces.

Children running into the lagoon
Kicking up the salt water
Invigorated by a sense of freedom and belonging.

Where are they now?
Why is it only shadows I see?
White clouds glide overhead unknowing.

Sons and daughters of sons and daughters
Lost in the remoteness of cities and outback towns
Why did it change with such neglect?

I sit and see serenity in the shallows
A small child toddles past
Pale toes kick up the salt water
Invigorated by a sense of freedom and belonging.

I walk into the tea coloured water
It rises up my body
Years fade beneath the surface
I cup my hands and splash my face
Salt water blends with salt water
And I’m invigorated by my sense of freedom and belonging.

Glenrock Lagoon.  Writers own photo.

Glenrock Lagoon.
Writers own photo.

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14 Responses to Serenity

  1. So beautiful Francine there is a yearning in your words. Well written xx

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  2. Thank you for reading and commenting, Yolanda. It was quiet when I sat at the lagoon…..something was missing. πŸ™‚

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  3. Al Christensen says:

    This is so well written and triggers vivid memories and images s in my mind.
    Thank you, for your talent. It is wonderful x

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  4. Gray Dawster says:

    This is a wonderful piece of writing Francine and the inspiration is so evidently clear from the marvellous attached photograph, it looks lovely there, and what a fantastic picture that you have captured πŸ™‚ Have a very Happy Easter weekend my sweet friend πŸ™‚

    Andro xxx

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  5. What a beautiful picture you painted with your words. You took me away. Thank you. πŸ™‚

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  6. dweezer19 says:

    Lovely Francine…..

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  7. dweezer19 says:

    Your writing is lovely!

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  8. dweezer19 says:

    Lovely and tender..

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