Sunday, April 17, 2005

WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF?


I was traveling

on

a
train
that was having difficulty staying on the tracks.

It was loud
with metal
scraping against metal.


There was no actual train
it was more like a rectangular tunnel
a wall that we leaned against.

We were informed
that because the train was not able to stay on the tracks
we would have to get off.

We were in a desert
all sand and brush.

Walking up a small sand dune
an oasis appeared before us.
By the entrance
lay a single rose
I bent down to pick it up.

As I lifted the rose
tiny thorns appeared all over the stem
and I had to drop it back on the sand.

We began strolling along the pathway
in the oasis
it seemed to be some kind of zoo.
We thought of finding a monkey
that was really our friend in disguise.

Appearing above us was a
rainbow
everything else seemed as if it was washed in grey


I started to sing


"
Somewhere over the rainbow"


and as I did

my friends saw the rainbow
and joined in

" Somewhere over the rainbow"

but try as we might

and it became a very loud song
the other people in the zoo couldn't see the rainbow
or hear us sing
and their colour faded to grey.

-Sophie Robertson

2 comments:

Crystal "B" said...

Oh Sophie!!!!

I just heard Louise Arbor interviewed and they asked her if she felt she had succeeded in making a difference in her life and she answered that she gaged her success by whethere she had made a difference in relation to the opportunities presented to her and she was very thankful for the opportunities she had been given.

I heard this and thought of you. My thought was, bless ya for not waiting to be presented with anything. You just forge ahead.

Thanks for making me THINK!!!!

crystal:)

Sophie Robertson said...

Wow, thanks Crystal. Funny how your comment came when I began to doubt my significance. Life sure is an interesting ride - glad you're part of mine.
-Sophie