Someday – Eleanor Atherton

When it rained, you demanded a rainbow.

A very special thanks to Eleanor Atherton for sharing her poetic talents with us and supporting a very good cause. Eleanor’s aim when writing poetry is ‘to create a safe space for my feelings, my ideas and my creativity to reside.’ Vivid and expressive, we are sure you will enjoy reading ‘Someday’ as much as we did – thanks again Eleanor.

Someday

Someday I won’t think of you,
Your laughter, that whimsical smile,
The excitement that dances in your alluring eyes,
Giving me a horridly, opulent sense of beguile.

I won’t recall the times we’ve endowed,
Where your smile told stories of elation,
Where your freckles mapped out the stars themselves,
And your voice rivalled angels into damnation.

Although our memories are furtive,
I remember  a share of sand kicked in our face,
But still you battled through, a leader.
And you, I would follow to the most dangerous place.

There is a  silver lining to every cloud,
In darkness, you scoured for stars,
When it rained, you demanded a rainbow.
And to sadness, you threw sharp spars.

Someday, I won’t think of you,
I shan’t recall the times we’ve endowed.
Although our memories are furtive,
There is a silver lining to every cloud.

Eleanor Atherton

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