Besides a quiet river

Sitting on a rock

Feeling the breeze

As it gently whispered its promise

Listening to the birds

As they sang their beautiful song

Skipping stone across the still surface

While the occasional rustle of the branches

Or snap of a twig

Caused me to jump.

The rumble of a waterfall

Far off in the distance

Added to the noise

Of nature's own song

And it was then

That I found

Peace in the paradise

Of a real dream.