“Thoughts About Life Inspired by a Sunset”

As I depart my accommodation,
fastening the door after me, I gaze
at the descending sun, thinking of all
the reminiscences we have and
those we will generate once
we escape this forsaken neighborhood.
My mind races with the cognition
of a home we can call our own,
children we can nurture with the familiarity
that we had been given and that which
we learned from peers,
and contentment that was only a
glimmer of optimism until now.
Our cars parked in the garage,
a beautiful yard,
striking flora,
and a swing set for the family appear
to be an outlying fantasy at the moment,
but will be converted into a reality in time.
I can perceive you and I sitting on a veranda,
close together, discussing anything and everything,
while our offspring rest serenely
in bed on a balmy summer night.
All of these, relics of things to come, teasers,
sneak previews of our lives collectively,
the attractive representation that symbolizes
our determination to end up idyllic and flourishing,
the motivation to be satisfied with our situations, and
the determination to be together, forever.


About Robert L. Franklin

Ah, the About Me section - social networking's excuse for you sounding like an elitist prick. Hmm... what to say? What to say?
This entry was posted in Springtime In Atlantis and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s