Cactus Flower

© Copyright 2009, Stephen Rawlings

 

Nomadic acts of mislaid plans

Led me into desolation

Further from a loving hand

And further from a destination

 

Hope seemed lost and gone for ages

With unknowns I’d been searching for

Then emerged my own oasis

A cactus flower I adored

 

Long days were never longer

Cold nights were never colder

Before the moment you came into my life

And I said “I will be yours, if you would only be mine”

 

Untouchable upon first sight

I apprehensively drew near

Soon my fears would all subside

And I knew why I should star here

 

Long days were never longer

Cold nights were never colder

Before the moment you came into my life

And I said “I will be yours, if you would only be mine”

 

Fatefully the unexpected

Arrived and turned in perfect time

With beauty that has never rested

The flower would always be mine