Chasing after endless arches of rainbows
I spotted a little strange fairy elf
who was looking for silver
I asked him if he knew
where the pot of gold was
but he told me it had went down in value.
My mind couldn’t comprehend
why he would be
at the end of the rainbow
when gold wasn’t his goal.
Perhaps silver is the next big thing?
Under the promising rainbow,
I saw a multi-dimensional world
with rows of lime green pink trees,
and soft beds of grass that were
as blue as the earthly sky
or maybe the sky was down
on the ground
And I was standing on the clouds?
My mind couldn’t comprehend how I got
to this other worldly rainbow land
on my search for gold
but now, the little fairy elf told me,
that I would be better off with silver
and for some reason,
a song of silver and gold
rang in my ears.
Here I stood, befuddled and stuck in
this fantasy rainbow land
where the passing clouds
were a fluffy purple
and the warm blinding sunshine
splashed my face, literally.
I tried to comprehend
the battle of silver and gold.
But was that the truth
that I needed to focus on?
Or was it that I needed
to find the end of the rainbow?
I looked above to the inquisitive
stars for my baffling answers
their flashes of gold light
streaked across the
dark nighttime sky.
Little bulbs of brightness,
all glimmering to the same merry dance tune.
Could they answer the questions
that lay heavy on
my wandering mind?
Twas it gold or silver
or was there another impossible truth to find?
© Ariana R. Cherry
Excerpt from the book “Down The Rabbit Hole”
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“Down the Rabbit Hole” is a collective work of writings from poets who like you, live their lives inundated with the challenges and demands of everyday life. They have unlocked the door to boundaries we all make for ourselves and turned those boundaries into fantastic, beautiful worlds to both help ease the boredom and perhaps spark the imagination.
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