|"Xanadu" ©Mary Montague Sikes|
Tear-filled eyes consider the beauty and success
That conclude a long and tedious march.
The journey came following the star of peace.
It brought requiem and closure to a troubled mind.
The planet Earth is the war planet
That always was and always will be barbaric.
Those seeking peace must find their own sanctuaries
Hidden in the dream world of Xanadu.
Poetic words lead the way into the universe.
Those who walk to the sound of a different drummer
Are sometimes lost along the path that leads
Through purple valleys and pink hillsides.
Watch the brush of an artist as it moves through space.
See the touch of the musician's fingers.
Hear the sounds of a melodious band.
You have reached Xanadu, your destination.
Mary Montague Sikes