A SECRET PLACE
March 1, 1999
I have found a place to go where the grass is always green.
--- Joanne J., Age 17 --- Virginia
It is a place where you can sit and do nothing.
It is a place made just for you.
You can actually decorate it yourself.
This place can be a good place to go after a long hard day at work or school.
It is sanctuary where you can pray or talk to a friend.
You can also make lifelong friends here.
This special place is where everyone can find it, yet not all do.
It is a secret place, you don't even have to tell anyone that you have it,
But it will show on your face.
The road to this place is not external, but internal.
You can make this journey sitting in a chair.
This journey can take minutes, days, or even years.
I must warn you though, this place can disappear,
Be painful if not taken care of properly.
This place I speak of is the soul of a peaceful person.