The Golden Quest

Straddling my horse

riding into the wind

suddenly gold appears

my face with a grin

The gold is everywhere

as ludicrous as it seems

radioactive decay

sparkling in the stream

Riding into the sun

beautiful white light

gold falling to the ground

an incredible sight

Picking up the gold

excited at the treasure

rolling around in it

too much to measure

Picking some up

from the ground and the stream

enough to fill a mattress

an incredible dream

Sun begins to set

the gold fading away

could have been a myth

but the memory never sways

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce