Sweetly saved

We feed the need within’
walking aisles
meandering aimlessly,
wasted yet pleasured time
and avoiding
the empty spaces
as the demise of orange and black
gives an early birth to green and red.
Spirit sings softly
come, have a look-see
down this way pulled like children
memories play out as I gaze,
remembering the gentle days
of torn pretty papers and bows
and the box that was always found
holding the sweetness
in circles.
How something has shifted
deep within as we struggle through nights
chaotic nightmares follow us like wolves and sheep
till we wake at dawn
under the moon lights lamp,
wondering at the thoughts
that made the heart thunder
like summers in the sky above.
We always chose favorites
then and now our tastes changing
and the cherry red has moved
to the calming cream of coconut,
scents inspiring the soul to dream
of yesterdays once more.
The sugar on the tongue
making the medicine go down
in a delightful way day after day,
we circle round to reinvent,
finding ourselves pulled to the moments
where joy lived
and housed in pretty boxes
once a year given,
brings a quiet light and laughter
to the wondering heart.

A strange night of heart wrenching nightmares and a beautiful morning walk, cool and peaceful. Balance of life I suppose. I went to do some shopping and usually I abhor the idea of Christmas intruding when Halloween has just ended….way too early, but I drifted down the seasonal candy aisle and was tickled pink to see the lifesaver Christmas boxes. Remembering how I had gotten one every year in my stocking as a child, and I didn’t think they even made them anymore. Of course they were across from the Halloween inspired kids cereals on clearance, but no, I did not buy any scary apple jacks or boo berries….nor did I buy the lifesavers. Do they even make coconut flavored ones anymore? Things that go through my mind. Sweet ❤

11 thoughts on “Sweetly saved

  1. Thanks Rob,
    I’m not sure how I do it,
    Suppose it’s the beauty of it
    Gifts of effortless dream writing
    And I’m so glad to get a comment like this
    As it made my mornin

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  2. Such a delightful piece ! reflecting, for me, how we take the medicine of life day by day 🤪! Love how you wrap images together in a mix of memories and the now! Very clever! 👏👏
    Shows how it’s all one!
    Love the lines: ‘the thoughts
that made the heart thunder
like summers in the sky above.’
    Especially juxtaposed with the dreams from the night. Nicely done, Kim.

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  3. I see as I get older, and i’m sure it was there too when I was younger, how quickly time flies by….so fleeting…..but look forward to what each day will bring with an open heart always ❤


  4. Both nostalgic and haunting! This interval between Halloween and Christmas seems to taunt and tease us with a kaleidoscope of memories and possibly premonitions. Hopefully good ones for the New Year! (How did the holidays get here so fast again??)

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  5. thanks Tre, been feeling good, mind is in a really good place and that’s why I was surprised by the horrid dream. Very very dark and I knew as I was “seeing” it that it was just a dream so woke feeling good with it all. Life is good my friend, hope you’re doing good too 🙂 peace and love, K


  6. Wistful and evocative…
    Simpler pleasures and better for it. And how all those old songs trigger those sweet memories…

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