Anam Cara, p. 15
I have rediscovered a world within me,
a secret world where I walked as a child,
a world that nobody else has ever seen.
When I was young, that world absorbed me.
In it, I went round and round on roundabouts,
and travelled high and low on swings and
swing boats, with their rough ropes.
Alas, as always, there were rainy days.
Then the sun would wear his hat but I knew
he would come out later and join my play.
Sometimes, in the summer, thunderstorms
would roll around and rattle our corrugated roof.
Dai Jones’ cows would rush through the field,
seeking shelter from the wind and rain.
In those days, every cloud had a silver lining.
I weathered tough times, waiting patiently
for the sun to return and light up the world.
One day, I don’t remember when, someone,
I don’t know who, slammed the door and shut
me out from that world. I spent my whole life
searching for it. At last, I have found it again.
2 thoughts on “World Within”
Wow! I can imagine what the world might look like with new eyes! I need to find that place too!😉
We all need to re-find that world. It is there, within us. Alas, in the world outside, we cannot control what is happening. In our inner world we can. Best wishes. Roger.
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