for baby drew

Date November 11, 2008

A castle stood among the rocks

where waves came crashing round

and on her walls sat knights with swords

and at her gates were guards.

I stood a bit beneath the sun

and watched their chainmail shine

then carefully approached the bridge

and asked to go inside.

The guard bowed low and winked at me

then I heard a creaking sound.

And in that moment my heart opened up

and the sky began to sing!

A symphony of harps and horns

the presence of a King!

I threw my face upon the bridge

to hide my fear and shame.

But his laugh filled the day like clanging bells

and then he called my name!

I timidly approached him.

He wrapped me in his arms.

His chest was as big as nighttime

and his breath smelled like the sea.

“Welcome to your Kindgom, child!

The Land of Meant to Be!”

picture by new friends Cheryl and Emerson at Uncommon Promise.

6 Responses to “for baby drew”

  1. kathryn said:

    Em, thanks again. We LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  2. Lou said:

    Wonderful! I have one other word…..Publish!

  3. Macie said:

    I’m so glad you stopped by my “pavement” and enjoyed!

    This was a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing! I’m going to read it to my son tonight . . . it has that sense of longing hope and reminds me that I wasn’t made for here.

  4. Robin said:

    love the pic. I am actually reading a book which is set about an old castle somewhere in England. Aptly named, I Capture the Castle, it’s written by Dodie Smith. It’s exactly what my imaginary nation needed.

    For only if I had more to time escape thru the pages within…

  5. Hannah Stimson said:

    That is soooooooooo sweet……………… I am reading poetry in English and it is good enough to be in the book. I agree with publishing!

  6. Cheryl and Emerson said:

    Glad to see that you found Emerson’s drawing from our site,
    It’s a nice illustration alongside your words. How did you find us?