Search For Paradise

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

What Do You See #135
May 23, 2022
Prompt by Sadje

This road I have traveled
upon these many years
The twists and turns
sudden starts and unintended stops

Have taken me through
wondrous jungles resplendent
with cawing parrots and
cackling long-toothed monkeys

Up mountains so incredibly high
to breath the air would freeze
unprotected vulnerable lungs
Glistening snow covered peaks

Standing on the deck of a ship
riding storm tossed waves up
to one hundred feet high
causing most passengers to weep

Then gliding into a paradise
full of tall coconut palms
coffee plantations with white
men’s mansions dotting the hills

Back to a home devoid of love
lacking affection and care
Reaching for that paradisiacal
arena dreamed of as a young girl

Now the road stretches before me
much shorter than ever before
Blind curves and an uncertain end
Does Paradise hide around the bend

9 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Beautiful poem Ami! Life’s journey in one single poem. Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Thank you so much my friend! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This is so beautiful, Ami.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much love! 😊

      Like

  4. jilldennison says:

    Wonderful poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Thank you very much Jill! ☺️

    Like

  6. Jaya Avendel says:

    How I love the feeling of venturing into the unknown with joy and anticipation!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Thank you so much Jaya! 😊

    Like

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