Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Let’s Visit Awhile

I lived on an island when I was a child.
It’s time to go back there and visit awhile.
Remember the sunsets? No two were alike,
With fires that exploded, just before night.

Fish grew big then and jumped so high.
We ate buckets of shrimp and fresh lobster pie.
We played in the sun and swam in the sea,
Drank coconut milk and built hideouts in trees.

I’d like to go back to that dot in the ocean,
drink key limeade and rub on sun lotion.
I yearn for the laughter, the cheer and the wonder.
Your smile and a big hug will fill my hunger.

We have a chance to make up for lost time.
Grab all your memories, I’ll rekindle mine.
It will be so good to see you, we won’t waste a minute,
Sharing the whole world and all that is in it.

I lived on an island when I was a child.
Come on, go with me. Let’s visit awhile.

By:  Bettye Chaplin