Thursday, April 15, 2010

Serenity Island
by Laurie Kolp

The boy has a place where he can go
to escape reality,
a tree house in his backyard
nobody else can see,
nestled away in a big old oak
away from family,
Ben goes there when troubled or sad-
a place to break free;
Ben’s secret oasis, his secret place
recharges his energy.

His parents are keen to where Ben goes
hiding in the tree.
They keep the secret hidden
knowing that’s the key,
witnessing Ben begin to boil
then disappear quietly,
Mom and Dad await his return
now bright and happy;
so they call Ben’s hideaway spot
the Island of Serenity.

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