Poem in stormy's poetry contest for July Title "Escape To Adventure"
"Escape to Adventure"
It was 5:00PM, I couldn't wait to escape this irrelevant office.
I cleared my desk as the clock ticked and tocked.
I wanted to escape this prison of endless worthless paper.
Reports to be filed pointless questions, an exercise in futility.
I walked through the door on to the street I knew I had escaped.
Endless paperwork never meant to have any meaning.
Supervisors sounding like sirens dictating empty emergencies;
their only thought is to fill the filing cabinets.
As I walked away from the bureaucratic building, I took a deep breath, and exhaled.
I felt the anxiety in my body give way to alluring thoughts of freedom.
I thought of my youth, and time spent at the Beach with it's seabirds flying free.
Daydreams of pirate's treasure ships, swords flashing and clashing on their decks;
The obscured outline of sails on a silver sea; almost hidden by thunderclouds
on the surface, there on the horizon was an inbound ship coming to help, or to kill.