She ran!

Away from the noise

Away from all her troubles

Away from her sorrows

Away from their judgmental stares

The useless side talks

The back biting

She ran!

Away from it all

And into the warm embrace of the night

The road was lonely

But she cared not

It was just what she needed

The beauty of silence


She arrived at her destination

Her place of solace

Her favorite spot

Her favorite time of the day

The beach at night

Beautiful it was

She loved the beach at night

No one in sight

Just right!

She inhaled the salty air

And exhaled the foul air of strife

Just what she needed

It was cold

But she cared not

The peace felt like a warm blanket around her

She needed this

The ocean was magnificent

It brought joy to her soul

She smiled at its powerful waves

They beat hard against the face of the ocean

They spoke kind words to her

And approached her feet in submission

Kissing the shoreline

This thrilled her

She sat before it

Savoring her few hours of bliss and solitude

She looked up at the moon and smiled

The moon smiled back at her

Her night friend

He loved her frequent visits here

She loved them too

The perfect therapy!

She tried to bury all sad thoughts

The drama and pain she left behind

She deserved this peace

Tomorrow she’ll fight again

But tonight she would savor this beautiful view

And drink it all in…sweet peace!


By Sylvia Chika



© SylviaChika 2016


The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea. – Isak Dinesen

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