JusJoJan: Castles near the sand

When I was a child I had a safe place to go

A place inside  my head that only I did know.

Castle with huge windows that looked out to sea.

I would sit there wandering what was sweeping in, on the tide to me .

As I grew a little older I did not have so much time

To visit that beautiful window in that castle of mine.

But when I did it was always  by moonlight that I watched the waves roll in.

Always watching the horizon  moonlight breezes dancing on my skin

Yet now  that I am older I want to go there more and more

I want to see my magic  view  and feel wet sand under my feet as I walk along the shore.

Again to see the moon beams dancing on the waves

To feel free and at peace again  would set  my soul ablaze.

I wish I did not miss it so I wish I could leave it behind

So beautiful and peaceful there  not like real life no but life of a better kind.

Sadly there are too many  pressures  and ties that are bound  to me

Unfortunately  I as hard  as I try I am tethered here  no longer able to fly free.


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I want to run, I want to hide. I want to skip through water and go down a slide, I want to have fun. I don’t want to stay here where it is all so grown up. I am tired of relationships its all too hard to bare. I need to kick my shoes off and slide down the bannister watch the shocked reactions I really do not care.

Searching for the sun-light, reaching for the clear. I no longer recognised it, does it still exist, is it still here. I need to count the buttercups and make a daisy chain it will make lovely decoration  but will it dull the pain. Perhaps I could find Teddy I left him in the den he and I spent hours there do you think we could again.

I want muddy fingers and dirty fingernails I want a stick to run along the rails. I want Ossie and Jinglebells please could I  go play with them in some hidden dells.

Could I not paint a picture of a house and a huge sun could we just have one game of blindman’s bluff it truly would be fun. I need to find the exit please which way is the door. I have to get out of here and play five jacks on the floor.

It is too hot to cope in here  and there is not enough air to breathe I need to go now I have to get out of here, I really have to leave. I want to jump in puddles and splash around in shiny red boots I want to swing from branches and hide secrets in tree roots. I need to feel the sea air on my face, to let it  blow my hair around so I have to fight to keep it off my face.

Is that a window. I can make my escape anything would be better than these feelings I have to fake. I want to have a tea party with dolly , yes I do. I want to mix a cake and lick the bowl out too!


I need to get as far away from  here and run as fast as can. I want to have a crust of new baked bread and smother it with jam.

I need to find the breeze and watch the blossoms sway. I want to smell it’s perfume and get so far away from all the heavy duties I have to bare today.

A final little jump now and I am on my way I have to just get home now and then I shall be free to dance and play.

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