Treasure Island

Jesus James Llorico


A Desert Life


As I watched the sunset in this land
And fading lights dims the desert sand
A time my memory seems so right
To think of my love one's out of sight

In the vastness of this ancient land
Like flaming dots of red in the sand
I miss the busy streets, city lights
The traffic jams and those hurried life

I recall the years when I was young
The party and the songs that were sung
All the 'happenings'and so much fun
Now a memory and fore'er gone

I think of my family and friends
A longing inside me that ne'er ends
Only in my mind that I'm with them
A sad, empty feeling like a dream

The only thing that keeps me going
For my kids to finish their 'schooling'
Another ten years in the offing
To end my work, and what I'm doing

What I missed was my dad and mom
I always need their comforting warm
For even when they've gone long ago
Still, I'm not ready to let them go

And sometimes when I cry at night
I just wished that they hold me tight
Their faces, constantly in my brain
And I just wept with so much pain

I say now, if e'er my time will come
For twice, I'm near the end of my line
I left a will to my dearest ones
I'll be laid beside my dad and mom.

Submitted: Friday, February 22, 2013
Edited: Sunday, September 29, 2013

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  • Maria C. Costa (3/6/2013 7:40:00 PM)

    Lovely and melodious, your poem fondly speaks of a glorious time of youth, the warmth and longing of family. One always cherishes those times and our memory keeps them safe.
    Keep up sharing your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Jesus James Llorico (2/23/2013 7:45:00 PM)

    thank you Mr. Mishra, this is the first poem I submitted and I want to do more, your comment is really appreciated. yes, I will read your poems and comments. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (2/22/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    We should remember the sun is not setting it is our earth that is moving.. As such we are not dying our body is decaying. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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