For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I’ll Be (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “I’ll Be Back,” “I’ll Be Late for Dinner,” and “I’ll Be a Monkey’s Uncle.”
by John Yeo
I’ll be back in the mountains someday,
Mesmerised by pine trees and solitary peace.
I will travel miles to the nearest store to survive.
Taking time to breath the heady air.
The traffic in the city, shedding fumes and noise,
Will set me to dreaming, head in the mountains.
Life amid the beauty and rugged trails
As I waik to the store from the cashpoint.
Life where the air is fresh and clear,
The water streams over the gulleys,
Creating falls of splendour.
While I live with the convenience of city life.
Mountain trails and craggy rocks
Green valleys with peace all around
Mask the stress that keeps me surviving
The pace of the concrete covered city.
The contrast of loving the life in the city,
Life in the fast lane searching for meaning
Contemplation, meditation with inward calm,
I’ll be back in the mountains someday.
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