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The Peaceful Shore

The Peaceful Shore inspired by this work of Cynthia Valdez

The Peaceful Shore inspired by this work of Cynthia Valdez

I watched you on the near shore
The geese paid you no mind
You were so quiet, watching
They were so loud, living
It gave you peace, longing

Longing for more, which it will
Longing for more, which you will
Because you will take it home

I’m supposed to be too old to cry
My children do and they ask why
Nothing’s ever perfect anyway
Except the heart inside of you

I’m not trying to go anywhere
Thinking about the emptiness
The lonely breezes by my side
I’m so glad we spoke that day

The instant between life and death
In space, without a thought except,
the revolution inside, peace at last
You found it; you shared it with me

It’s time to go, so until next time
Burn the next fire in my memory
Valleys always turn green again

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