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.