Fresh Start

We broke away from daily cares
to somewhere by the sea
where we spent two long, peaceful days
feeling footloose and free.

Wide waves sparkled like cut diamonds
—brilliant in sunlight.
We walked in the flower gardens,
delighting or eyesight.

Back through time, we leisurely strolled
through trains, mansions, quaint shops.
We took great pleasure in dining,
pulling out all the stops.

My ‘break away’ became a release
from upset applecarts.
Thank you, Lord, for the new views;
I now have a fresh start.

—Reba Curtis, Houston

The Star-Courier and Barbers Hill-Dayton Press are now accepting submissions for their new feature “Poet’s Corner”. Submissions can be mailed to P.O. Box 405, Highlands, Tx. 77520, attn. Poet’s Corner or sent by e-mail to