Valuable in my Eyes
The artistic sky
Paints a picture of freedom
For lone gulls to fly.
On this island, “Perfect” can’t even describe the happiness that
These warm currents bring.
Despite being so lonely, at least I have some time to reflect.
A universal compassion is present between the living creatures,
knowing no boundaries despite the differences between the species…
For a moment, they are equal, looking eye to eye, realizing that despite some differences, there is a universal similarity among their beings
She follows me everywhere I go
Looking into her eyes, all I see is love—
I can’t let go for all she brings me is luck
A friend to be cherished,
How could I ever let that go?
Yes; I need her forever
Yes, I need her always
She is always loyal, a thing many people don’t understand
A friend till the end, a worthy friend
What would we do on that island?
Make a country, you and me
Make a home of this land
A place where we can both be free
We make a fire, she fetches the wood and I start the hearth
Leaning in on the fire, the fire warming up my face
Dance by the fire, in this cold world
Sometimes all you need is laughter
We cook up some fish, our catch of the day
On this island, I protect you and you protect me
Friends who always have each others’ back
Ravishing, entrancing beauty
This island would be a death sentence for others
But for you and me, it’s the best place imaginable
Peace and tranquility that others would never understand
The bond that we have
Is strengthened in this strange land
A stroll by the sea, an adventurous exploration
We spot a dolphin acting erratically in the water
Come closer my dear, what’s wrong baby?
On second glance— I realize the dire circumstances
We need to move, and fast!
Give me a hand
Even if you are stranded on an island, that does not mean
You cannot make a difference in the world
Wherever you are, you can make a difference
The terrors of man are never undiminished
In all of the corners of the earth,
In every crevice,
There are evidently malevolent effects.
Thousands of miles away from civilization, we still see the wreck and havoc of man
We can’t escape it
But we can fight it
Come here baby, I can help you
I enter into the water, diving in underneath, locating the dolphin’s wound
A fishing hook, out here?
What in the world?!
Force and exertion, pulling this alien item out of your body,
I hear your gentle cries, And I die a little bit inside
No, no, don't swim off
I was almost done; we almost got it out!
You will die without my help!
I go after her, but she is long gone
Thrashing, splashing water marks my anger
I can only wish and hope she will be alright
The value to anything— a life, an item, an idea
Is not always black-and-white
We must see each other for what we hold deep inside
I smack my lips in frustration,
the dulcet flavor of fruit reminding me
That the day could have gone better
But I did all I could
and that is all I can ask of myself
Nothing compares to the little things in life: walking along the beach,
resting on the sand, and swimming in the ocean.
Many people don’t get to do so all that often,
and are far from all of the natural beauty of the beach.
Sometimes, you just need to sit back, relax, and appreciate the magnificent palm trees surrounding you.
So what would I take with me on a deserted island?
I would take the only true friend of mine,
Prada (my puppy) and I, forever against the tide