Belen R. Esposo a.k.a Shy Lhen
Wild flowers blooming,
purple and red, butterflies flitting
around the flower garden
listening to the sound
of another cricket
hummingbirds, and buzzing bees.
There's a treehouse nearby, the lagoon,
the home sweet home of fireflies and me
what a wonderful world until I ask myself:
"why was this paradise hidden?"
Still, the butterflies danced
to the grassy, soft green
and luscious flowers.
dark clouds appeared
and thunder roared! and the rain
started to pour! heavy and strong...
lightning struck sharply and it
kept going on and on.
There boomed another thunder!
and another lightning!
striking once again,
I was terrified and shivering
under my quilt...
missing my family and friends.
the storm seemed endless,
and rain was endless.
My tears rolled out
the wind whispering;
"Mama! I wish you were here..."
Tonight I'll sleep with the roaring thunder
again, I remember the old days when you were still around
You used to cuddle me up all night...
when this weather's forecast
Now, I am just living with your memories
to find peace of mind, in uncomfortable times...
while lying down in this darkened room of mine...