Friday, 15 March 2013

A Poem

Bare Oaks

there exists a place on earth

not unlike the garden of Eden

its abundant greenery and exotic wonders
release the imagination
ignite free thought

I come here to escape

layers slip away
I stand bare
feel no shame

stripping insecurity
whipping out self adoration
flaunting a massive character
expose truth

embrace lumps, bumps, skin, hair

and beauty

outside these confines
attractiveness is a layered mask
hiding reality 

they have eaten rancid fruit
gained neither knowledge nor power
and paradise has been lost

By Emily, 17, staff member at Bare Oaks in the summer of 2011.
Note that the alignment is intentional as she imparts additional meaning through it.