"Escape" image shows a person standing on a rock off-shore with their arms stretched out horizontally in front of a colorful sunset.
Colors bursting across the sky,
Soul is thirsting to rise and fly,

Into the air, escaping life,
Away from care, worry, strife;

Above the earth, toward the sun,
Full of mirth, reckless fun.

No path to trace from those before,
An open space, my open door.

My spirit sails on endless seas,
A course unveiled to eternity!

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was written in response to Sadje’s What do you see #156- October 17, 2022, so please visit her page to participate and/or read other responses.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

10 thoughts on “Escape

  1. That second stanza?? I feel that. It makes me want to venture to some faraway place where no one can find me, where my worries and every dark thing that haunts me stops in its tracks and is flooded in a river of peace; somewhere where silence is only interrupted by the blissful sound of book pages turning and the whimsical slurping of hot tea (or hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream).

    Well done, my friend.

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