Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Safe and sound

On a beach
Lazing around
A warming breeze
I'm safe and sound

Gentle waves
Shells galore
Palm tree shade
I fear no more

This is my
Safety room
In my mind
Safe from doom

(Today I took
My Rachel there
Lots of fun
Without a care)

Xxxx

Mama Zen at Real Toads challenged us to write about our safe place in 53 words or less.   This was the safe place I used for my childbirth meditations.  It's the safe place I go when depression is overwhelming.  And it's a real life safe place where Rachel and I went today.

16 comments:

Grandmother said...

How rich to have such a room for retreat and rebuilding. Good for you for constructing it and good that you share it with Rachel so she can do the same.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Sounds like a safe place to return to when you need it.

Lisa Williams said...

Beautiful! I have so many memories of being at the ocean with my daughters and always they give me comfort when I am feeling down.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I'm so glad that your safe place will likely become treasured by your daughter, too.

Helen said...

The beach can be many things ... safe, lulling us into a peaceful and serene state of mind ~~~ fierce and frightening too.
I enjoyed this Emma.

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

I can feel those warm breeze and sound of sea waves...

Susie Clevenger said...

The beach, I love it. I love to hear the waves and seagulls.

mindlovemisery said...

This is wonderful I find the sound of the water and the feel of the sand beneath my feet very relaxing as well, I can't say I feel safe because my skin is positively vampiric lol

aprille said...

You were lucky to have those blue skies. And palmtrees no less. Take me there...

Akila G said...

A wonderful place. Hope your dotty finds it equally safe and peaceful. The rhyming made it brisk!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sounds like a glorious spot.

hedgewitch said...

Very vivid.

Kay L. Davies said...

It's beautiful, all of it, the photo and the poem together. I love that it holds so many wonderful memories for you.
K

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

Other Mary said...

Life's a beech - and it's a good thing! Nice write!

Maggie Grace said...

Internal safe places are a wonderful coping skill for depression. How lovely you have an external one now that you can share with your daughter. I miss the peacefulness of walking along on the beach but can be there in a second in my imagination. Great writing!