Pink Sand Sky

As I’ve grown older, I’ve found much inspiration in my surroundings; especially nature. Perhaps it’s because the outdoors has become my therapist as I traverse the land on my nightly workout, sometimes walking, sometimes running. With each step and with each breath, I am free. There are no boundaries, only open space upon which to contemplate.

It is my time to declutter, to catch up, to let go. Nature has taught me to appreciate life more, and in its rhapsody and rhythm, it has comforted me on more than one occasion. I was inspired to write the poem below after a particularly beautiful morning in New England. On those days when I feel defeated, tired, and worn, I am thankful for subtle reminders like the warmth of a pink sand sky.

Pink Sand Sky

I stood in the midst of vacant land

As pink sand clouds floated ever so grand

An ethereal presence, my emotions spanned

Yet there I stood

So silent, so still

In the early morning light

Against the sun crested sky

The moon is still peeking, and lets out a sigh

Yet there I stood

So silent, so still

In the distance, a glow

Of this I know, a whisper among the hills

Can you hear its echo, can you feel its chills?

Yet there I stood

So silent, so still

A day just beginning

As it rises from slumber

Tears escape my eyes, fleeing like rolling thunder

Yet there I stood

So silent, so still

Among the silence of the dawn

And the dance of the river

I could hear your voice, alas my lips quiver

It is you I see as I stand so still

It is you I hear in the silence of my will

Yet there I stood

So silent, So still

As the wind grazes my face

And ushers in your bouquet

I am thankful for another day

I see you, I hear you

In the pink sand sky

So silent, so still

So vibrant and spry

You set me free with the quell of your voice

And this I shall be, yes this is my choice

I move effortlessly in the wake of the sky

Forever dear one with you standing by

No longer silent, no longer still

This is my journey, this is my will

✦ ✦ ✦ ✦ ✦

Thank you for taking the time to read my post. Comments, likes, and shares are welcome and appreciated. 


Laura Mikolaitis
Laura Mikolaitis
Laura credits her writing, which laid dormant for years, to her late mom, who always believed in her. Writing unabashedly from the heart and inspired by millions of moments, three tenets of evergreen advice that her mom always shared with her are her guiding principles. Whether it is poetry, fiction, or a personal essay, her love for the written word feeds her mind, body, and spirit. Laura’s creativity also comes to life in her passion for photography. Her ongoing love affair with the moon, her joy for family and friends, her connection to nature, and being a loving canine mom often become some of her best subjects. Laura has held many roles throughout her professional career, including Brand Manager, Project Manager, and Director of Global Business Development and Sales Operations. In addition, she has a background in consumer-packaged goods, manufacturing, and textiles. Laura currently works in biotechnology for Berkshire Corporation as their Product Marketing Manager. She holds a Master of Science degree in Communications and Information Management from Bay Path University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from SUNY Oswego. Originally from Northern NY, Laura resides with her husband and canine child in a small town in Massachusetts that captured her heart years ago.

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    • Thank you, Larry, for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to read – and re-read this piece. I’m glad that it brings you a sense of calm.

    • Raissa, thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to read this and for your thoughtful sentiments. I wrote this with my mom on my mind and in my heart. Somedays, poetry is the best way for me to vocalize my thoughts – and this piece is reflective of it.

      It is nice to e-meet you! Wishing you a beautiful day.