Tuesday Writing Essential 8/20/2013
The Prompt: “Describe your perfect happy space in either prose or poetry. I want to be able to close my eyes after I read it and see it in my mind.”
My Inside Retreat
Heather L Campbell
August 20, 2013
While in this greatly turbulent world,
Where we are all so tossed to and fro
Times we find too few private places
To escape to from our own lifes “show”...
My mind searches so deep and so wide
Memories of a places I can go
Whispers of “Calgon take me away”
Remind me of a quick place to go
The bathroom my own private Fort Knox
A calgon bath so soothing and warm
The world can revolve on without me
Though the many yelled requests can swarm
My head is below the water mark*
So the tension in my neck will ease
“Mom's in the tub just leave her alone?”
Ah, escaping to do as I please
Don't have to drive off fast in a car..
To stores smiling at people who greet
Spend money on things I'll never need
Or an exotic island retreat
So simple to just go take a break
Bubbles or a Calgon bath nearby
Sometimes we need a close private place
To get a grip or have a good cry
My Inside Retreat
Oh how my life has changed since that time
Now it's nothing but showers for me
Wonderful though I don't like the wet
But he lovingly takes care of me
“Just sit on this bench now so you don't fall
Else you'll wind up alone on the floor” (Hubby)
It's too much work to bathe in a tub
And who could ask for anything more? (me)
"Retreat" now, an inner place of prayer
With thoughts of the next world yet to come
A perfect world I'll see my loved ones!
Greatest kingdom where Gods will is done
Where there are angels and cherubim!
Father, Son, Holy Spirit in one!
What a fabulous place of reward!
A wonderful place through Christ we won!
*The back of my neck and my head were underwater, not my whole head. :)