Ecuador

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I’ll tell you of Ecuador, and all of its splendor

With passion my memories race.

In the sunshine, the mountains, my heart, it grew tender

When I unpacked my little suitcase.

 

My arrival was quick; ’twas late in the night

And I watched the bright lights so intently.

At two in the morning, awaiting daylight,

I drifted to sleep oh so gently.

 

Weeks passed as I learned to write and to speak

And to navigate all on my own.

I greeted new friends with a kiss on the cheek

And submerged myself in the unknown.

 

I visited cities with lights of warm gold

And beaches with waves of cold vigor.

My eyes, they saw creatures, so loud and so bold

Would I ever find anything bigger?

 

Like a flash of bright light, four months had gone by

A plane swept me up and away.

And an emptiness held me, its embrace a bit shy

So I smiled and told it to stay.

 

It’s a feeling that lingers, just under my chin

A warmth and a chill mixed together.

And I begin to remember the sun on my skin

The vendors, the mountains, the weather.

 

And I can’t help but miss the places I saw

and the wonderful people I met.

So I lower my head and begin to withdraw

But remember there’s no need to fret.

 

I’ll tell you of Ecuador, and all of its splendor

For I have begun to agree.

In the sunshine, the mountains, my heart, it grew tender

When Ecuador opened to me.

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