Escaping to Paradise: A Dream

To say this year has gotten off to a very rocky start is an understatement of epic proportions.

As if 2020 wasn’t horrible enough, well. . . .it appears that this year isn’t heading in a very promising direction.

I am an optimist by nature and I firmly trust in my Lord Jesus Christ for protection. He tells us not to fear and to trust in Him. I absolutely trust in Him.

However, as of late I have been envisioning myself sailing away to a tropical island somewhere where there is absolutely no internet connection, where there is nothing except a beautiful sandy beach and glorious sunrise to greet me each morning and a glorious sunset to relax me in the evening.

God has given us ungrateful humans a fascinatingly beautiful world, yet we create ways to destroy it. We obsessively fixate on the glass being half empty rather than filled to the brim with overflowing joy, bountifulness and awe-inspiring beauty.

I don’t want to be a person who gives into the fear-mongering. I don’t want to be a person who surrenders to this joy depleting agenda that has taken hold of this world.

I want to escape to a more gentler place. I want to unplug. I want to spend my hours filled with joy and not spend my hours being afraid of illness, terror, and death.

To be honest, I truly want to escape this modern life that has become a fiasco of epic proportions.

I want to actually see peoples’ faces again so that I can see their smiles.

I miss seeing smiles.

I want to speak truthfully what is on my mind without fear of censorship.

I want to be the free soul that God created me to be.

In this current state of the world I do not believe that this is possible.

Yes, I want to escape and unplug.

I want to be Free. Free. Free.

The art work here is the ship in my imagination that I would use to just sail away.

It is my original artwork.

I could spend endless hours in my imagined paradise painting and writing.

An island paradise. . . .

This is what I would like to find. . . .

Just sail away into a beautiful sunset.

And into freedom.

Jenny W. Andrews copyright 2021

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I am a published poet and short story writer. I have been published in SNHU's the penmen review. is the link where you can find my poetry and a short story. Previously, I self-published my novel "Bully Another Day," "Short Stories and Vignettes", and a poetry book "Spaces between the Pause" on Amazon/Kindle. Due to abysmal interest in my self-publishing venture, I have unpublished those three projects, as well as my poetry book "Life at the End of the Rainbow." However, I plan to be more aggressive in trying to find a traditional publisher for these projects.

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