Wishes For Tomorrow

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” 

― Eleanor Roosevelt

I’ll not go rushing out into the world and say
look at me- I am alive! I survived!
Rather, I’ll stay in my peaceful abode,
brew a pot of herbal tea and read 
wise words of obscure poets while I dream 
my secret wishes for tomorrow.

I’ll ramble in my wild rebellious garden,
plant tiny seeds of hope with random wildflowers
I’ll drown in the heavy scent of winter roses
as lethargic bees, drunk on dandelion wine
and rogue butterflies migrating, Await 
the colorful coming of another new spring

Instead of seeking a warm cafe’s harsh lights
and listening to meaningless conversations
I’ll search for ancient stars flickering up high
in the tumbling rippling ocean of evening sky
And count off cold short winter days until 
the oblique waxing moon is round once again

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg


The Sunday Muse #140

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

16 Comments on “Wishes For Tomorrow

  1. Excellent poem Linda, and wise words. At my age and health, like you, I will count my blessings fondly and safely, and evolve slowly to again be a societally social creature.

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  2. I SO agree with removing one’s self from the constant barrage of negativity on social media, etc. Your poem is lovely, hopeful and wise! Happiest of new years!

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