As The Morning Sun Crept In

As the morning sun crept in
She lay there and thought of ‘that’ beach
The beach where time had stood still
And her thoughts had run free
Barefoot in the sand

Memories flooded back of days
When her girls were still small
Buying ice cream cones from the little kiosk
Picnics and swings and merry go-rounds
Blue skies, white clouds, Norfolk pines
Lilliput homes balanced precariously
On the rugged coastline where
Ninety-eight steps led down

She had taken those steps many times before
And wondered if she could still now
With such ease

She closed her eyes and breathed in…

Salty air,
The playful laughter of children in the distance
And the screech of gull’s overhead

She found herself walking along the tides edge
Feeling the sea breeze in her hair,
Washed up driftwood underfoot
Embedded amongst the sand and tiny shells
Cool surf splashed at her legs
Joggers passed by with their dogs
Who seemed to be smiling within
So she smiled back at them

She reached the salt-water pool
Filled to the brim and overflowing
The waves smacked up against its walls
Spilling into it
She walked under the over hanging headland
Making haste now
Climbing and clambering over rocks
Past fishermen daring
To risk their lives on the waters edge

Turning the final corner she saw
The vast open space
Great boulders flattened and worn down from time
The raging ocean crashing and roaring
Sending bursts of spray up and over
She felt alive, charged and empowered
An energy electric yet calming

This was the place that had inspired her
To create a world of fantasy for her daughters
Amongst the nooks and crannies
The palace of kings and queens
And mermaid princesses
Neptune’s throne and magical dwellings
Where dreams and fairy tales
Became reality
And the child within
Was reborn

As The Morning Sun Crept In


Robina, Australia

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