Sprinkle my path with pretty leaves and flowers. I want to look at water and not towers. Some color to brighten my day. A place where the birds come to play.
I will walk to the end of the pier. I’ll gaze into the depths without fear. For I will only see fish swimming by. And not any monsters lurking nearby. Time will pass slowly and must be savored. Whoever comes this way will be favored. I think it’s only prudent and fair To share my secret with those who care.
“I leave the storefronts behind, With their pastel colors and shiny windows. Windows eager to let in the famous Oasis sunlight. I want to reach the beach. I want to leave work and troubles behind me. The sand will trickle through my toes. The sea breeze will propel me forward To the every-waiting, omniscient ocean. The waves dance and writhe in their demented dance. A dance growing wilder and wilder by the minute. I feel their salty sweat on my face. The trees join in, Flapping their branches as if trying to hold hands. The wind follows last with a rage of its own. It torments the water and the trees Until leaves are flying free And waves are attacking the shore. Why is this happening? I should go back to town. The town behind me is being plummeted. Roof tops are flying through the air. Glass crunches beneath my feet. Windows hang broken and twisted. The saddest sight is the church. The once white church stands charcoal black In the midst of its debris. A day gone terribly wrong. Whose fault is it? The creatures who visit our town at night. They are determined to destroy each and every one of us. Are they demons or humans? Who knows? Oasis will never be safe unless these evil ones are annihilated. We must save our town. I have friends who will help me. There are those who doubt our wisdom and abilities. But we will clean out the riffraff from town. Don’t get in our way or you might join the garbage.” Linda turns to find her friends. Our games have just begun.