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Color My World

By Mary HaynesPublished 3 years ago 1 min read

The voice of the hypnotherapist gently coaches me

I am semi-aware of the rose corduroy chair beneath me

I breathe deeply, letting the stress and hurt go

I embrace the imagery he guides me through

You've come to a path leading to a stone staircase

Take the path slowly down, down, down

Ten, notice the weathered grey trellis on either side

Nine, take in the purple wisteria climbing up and up

Eight, glimpse the yellow roses growing beside the stairs

Seven, see a riot of red poppies opening to the sun

Six, smell the lavender wafting through the air

Five, feel the green ferns brush against your skin

Four, appreciate the blue cornflowers reflecting the sky

Three, savor the orange tiger lilies brightening the landscape

Two, breathe in the fragrance of plump pink peonies

And one, touch the white calla lilies so peaceful and calm

Follow the stone path toward the towering palm trees

Find yourself in a clearing that leads to the ocean

The alabaster sand is soft under your feet

The salty foam swirls around your ankles

Hear the waves as they ebb and flow

Taste the salt from the aqua ocean spray

On the horizon, a boat sails into the fuchsia sunset

Picture yourself on that blue and white sailboat

Let that imagery carry you away…

From across the sparkling turquoise water, a man awoke from a dream

He pictured a blonde woman drinking black coffee on the bow of his boat

I now live with that man on his blue and white sailboat

My life is as multicolored and multifaceted as the waves on a tropical island


About the Creator

Mary Haynes

Mary Haynes splits her time between a romantic old sailboat in tropical waters and a beach home in Ontario. A wanderer, by fate, she embraces wherever she roams! Mary recently completed her first children’s book, “Who Ate My Peppers?”

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