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Catch The Sunset

(© Barb Ryman)

 

All my life I’ve been traveling west

Like a child I believed I could catch the sunset

Keep the night from descending

Keep the sword from defending

 

I believe in fairytales

I believe that Jonah was swallowed by the whale

I believe in words unsaid

All the lines in between are the ones I read

 

I’ve been swept here like a wave on the ocean

And I will admit to a strange devotion

To a way less known

Not sure how to get home

 

I believe in Dorothy’s cause

I believe in breaking the unwritten laws

Yellow roads & ruby slippers

I believe it all can change in just a whisper

 

There is voice inside my heart

It tells me life is just like art

What I imagine I create

What I create becomes my fate

Until I change the whole design

All possibilities are mine

I saw the sun forever setting in the west

My holy quest

But it was also ever rising in the east

My holy feast

 

I don’t know why I go to these places

But I cannot put on those pasted on faces

And feel right in the world

I’m in search of the pearl

 

I believe in Beatle John

Big as Jesus with an open palm

As below so above

I believe in his song, All You Need Is Love.

 

All my life I’ve been traveling west

Like a child I believed I could catch the sunset