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Posted: January 13th. 2009 11:20:07 AM
The Lotus Pond.... a memory
Age Group: Adult
Memories of a haven long past
I remember the lotus pond, cool, inviting the midday sun beating down over head
It was cool there, shaded by the old acacia tree offering sanctuary from Ra's blazing power
That tree was a friend to me
Roughened bark carressing me like the hardened hands of a lover
It's branches a shelter as it once sheltered my gods who were born beneath it
But I remember the lotus pond
Scented green with the rich water of the sacred Nile, heady and intoxicating
Serenaded by the small frogs and guarded by the temple cats I would lie
The grass would cradle me
Softer than the finest silk, sensuous beyond belief, a blessing in this red land
It's scent was green too yet different than the water, sharp and cool
Yet I remember the lotus pond
Pink and white bowls floating among brilliant green plates
Teasing, beckoning you to pluck one, dip and drink of the sacred green
Watching the sky above
Slashes of blue in the canopy of leaves and branches, arbor of the gods
A blue the color of Pharoah's chariot, glorius and heartstopping in it's beauty
But I can see the lotus pond
Shimmering in tranquil beauty, a place of peace, a place out of time
As if nothing could touch you, a sacred haven just for me
All things change, even the gods
The sacred places as I knew them are gone, destroyed, changed
So now I wait, gathering my power and dreaming of what was
I dream of the lotus pond
Sweet days and sweeter nights and a time long gone, obscured by time itself
Buried as I am buried, lost in time beneath the shifting sands
© LBolotin-Cat 12-2-08
Author's Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
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