Camping on the Riverbank
Whatever happened to peaceful river days
Did the world grow too small to value them still
Did it all get too much, mountains not hills?
Do you ever remember those days from the past
Before life took over and time went too fast…?
Our lives are a circle never reaching the end
So it seems fitting that we go round again.
This time though with the lessons learnt
I'll value the moments I've struggled and earnt
I'll watch when my child cries, "Mum look at me!"
I'll stop when they stop and listen carefully.
For these are the moments that make life worthwhile
Not the hours at work or the years that rush by
While we worry about how we'll pay that next bill
It's that Mountain again … that was really a hill.
And by the time you find out what those moments were worth
They've all disappeared from the face of the earth.
Your children have grown and can't take the time
Just to sit on the bank with a line in their hand,
And breathe in the peace that comes from the land.
Cheree Stokes © 20/11/2017
Acrylic on stretched canvas
30cm x 60cm