July 7, 2003
The following poem was written by Erin M. Lees, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Erin is enrolled in Adult Basic Education 12 at SIAST-Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon. She was born in 1978 in Vancouver, B.C., and spent the first 22 years of her life living in southeastern interior B.C. Erin has always been interested in writing, and poetry is one of her greatest passions. She has one daughter, Serena, who is five years old. She is her pride and joy. In the near future, she hopes to study psychology at the University of Saskatchewan, gain lots of colourful experiences, and continue to write on the side.
A new day dawns,
bright future glows.
I see it in your eyes,
as the gentle river flows.
I see your shining face
in the landscape of a dream,
and nothing can replace
the love we're meant to feel.
But I don't know where you are,
or even when we'll meet.
I just feel it in my heart
that our friendship will be sweet.
I long to touch your soft, warm lips,
and run my fingers through your hair,
but most of all, I long to know
you always will be there.
So in these times of trouble,
as you push away a sigh,
just draw another life-filled breath,
and know that dreams don't die.
[This story was taken with permission, from an anthology of stories, poetry and other works by students of Basic Education 10, SIAST Kelsey Campus, entitled VISIONS 14, page 19.]