I need to get away awhile,
to find a clime of different face,
to capture again some youthful thoughts
and search for new realms of grace.

Long I've trod the same old path
where monotony rules without a laugh,
and simple chores are hard to finish.
I need fuel to replenish
my psyche, and my soul is craving
something new and stimulating.

Everyday I mop the floors
and do the mundane household chores. 
I cook the meals and feed the kids
and try to do as the husband bids.

I'm getting old before my time --
oh yes, I need a different clime!
If I can find a brand-new pace,
my soul will gain a brighter face.

~Copyright 1970, 2010 Ruth Gillis~

This page is best viewed in Internet Explorer browser with a large screen monitor.
Other browser users will not be able to hear the music or see the special
effects on some of the pages.
This site was not created to view well in hand-held devices. 

For info on page design/graphics, and for email
go to my Index page.

Music (Loneliness) on this page is by Bruce DeBoer.

All poetry written by Ruth Gillis is copyrighted and may not be used in any way
without written permission from the author herself,
whether it is found on this site or any other.
If you would like to use my poetry for any purpose,
please email me for permission.