Dreaming of Better Days

   Ekphrastic Poetry

Ekphrastic poetry inspired by Kathy Oja’s painting “Dreaming of Better Days.”

Dreaming of Better Days

On the day her true love came to stay,
it was just like any other spring day.
The flowers bloomed in their rainbow,
as the birds put on a choral show.

On her way to school down many a road,
as her shoes kissed cobblestone streets,
she came upon a young boy so sweet,
who offered to carry her heavy load.

He used to bring her flowers so very bright.
They’d stay up chatting all through the night.
As they grew from boy to man and girl to lady,
they spent many years walking in cadence.

They held hands and soon joined with a ring,
until one day his voice ceased to sing.
Now she’s left dreaming of better days,
praying their souls could meet again some way.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
Diana L. Lang is Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California. She has published nine poetry books under the pen name D.L. Lang, won several awards at area county fairs, and enjoys participating in the spoken word community of Solano County.
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