Treasure Hunting


Clorox In The Y Tree

Leaves rustling under your feet
The clank of metal inside a backpack
Sun beating down on your face
You’ve gone too far in now to go back
This forest is your treasure trove
It’s up to you to unearth it’s prizes
The thrill of the hunt pulses through your veins
You can’t wait to dig past their disguises
The glint of amber glass
The glow of cobalt blue
Ruddy, hazy shards fill the earth
Shining in a hundred different hues
Kneeling into the earth, you begin to dig
Through years of muddy memories
Feeling the earth sift through your fingers
There’s nowhere else you’d rather be
And wait, there it is!
The squeal of metal on glass
Your heart starts beating faster
Anxiously digging through the mud and grass
Just a little bit more, you’re almost there…
Then the mud-covered clump falls into your hand
To most, it’s just another dirty thing to trash
But to you, it’s truly something grand
Tenderly you rub off the layers of grime
All the deposits of dirt and earth
This is a beauty of a find, that’s a fact
But only you know what it’s worth
See, you know true beauty when you see it, dear
You know value underneath the clay
Pushing aside the darkness shrouding the light
You see the worth struggling to be conveyed
Just like an aged, but beautiful bottle under the dirt
Beneath your layers, your value is veiled
You need someone willing to keep digging further
Someone to succeed when others have only failed
So pack up your dusty bag, dear
Wipe the sweat off of your furrowed brow
Keep your head up to the setting sun
Take a step forward, your adventure starts now

5 Comments Add yours

  1. jafarley says:

    Whoever this is about sounds like one cool guy haha. Thank you, dear.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. paully1965 says:

    Beautiful!! Great read..

    Liked by 1 person

  3. micahlynne says:

    Beautiful! I love the imagery 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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