When I Am Sad...

A Poem By Jade deGracia

I travel throughout the swamp, engulfing all of nature

My favorite is the Lilly pads

They are so beautiful

The strong stem captures a fishermen's lure and gives it a home in the swamp
The sweat fragrance of the snow white flowers penetrates throughout the scenic swamp
Your muscles strengthen, as they struggle to push a kayak away from a baby's tight grip
As my friends sink into the chillingly fall waters I become sad,
But when ever I am sunken eyed I think of the Lilly pads.