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In the span of a moment

In the span of a moment
A word of caution
Destiny alters
Those fragile components

In a moment a seed 
Comes forth to fruition
Or it dies with no one to grieve
No pause nor slight intermission

In the span of a moment 
Fate awakens 
Mysteries that seemed unimportant
Ones that had rested perfectly dormant

In the grand scheme of life
Those moments seem trivial
A roll of the dice 
But they are really indivisible 

For the human condition 
Is fragile at best
On guard to vague contradiction
In the constant it heeds it's rest

In a moment you can catch
The gleam of an eye
A flash of anger subdued
Or a clarity replaced by confused

The tiniest speck of time
To a life interrupted
Forever can find
A heart too corrupted

To trust in another
Or even ones self
Much more when those moments
Cluster and swell

In an instant your eyes
Can behold perfection
In the passing of time
Reveals a cruel deception

Moment by moment
We fall or we stand
Trying to control every component
Its like holding sand castles with only your hands

Yesterday everything seemed perfectly right
Today my love, he went away
Like ocean waves when tides crest high
The mornings new landscape gives way

I cry with every forsaken moment
The moments by my side he's not here
I've already endured the many moments
All those that turned into years

At times I want to go back
To what was before I met him
The level of empty contained in the past
Was fuller than his presence rescinded 

There is no exaggeration 
That without him I cannot breathe
In this lies the danger
When he became the fabric of me

My true love I gave only
to one other this way
He held it long after he passed away
In truth it paled if portrayed

In moments such as these
I want to scream
No matter to whom be displeased
Cross valley and mountain it's rivers and streams

How long my darling
how many more moments
For something so right
To feel so wrong so alone

For what is lonelier 
Than a moment alone
A timepiece which knows no hour
In the span of a moment unknown



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  1. Date: 11/14/2013 10:45:00 AM
    Sarai most wonderfully expressed!! Hat's off to you Lady...but of course you will never be lonely here ;)

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 12:30:00 PM
    This is truly beautiful, Sarai.

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 4:10:00 AM
    - Oh ... a beautiful poem, a pleasure to read - Have a nice weekend,Sarai ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 2:01:00 PM
    You are simply the most amazing and deep woman I have ever known. Your words always humble me and I am with you no matter where I physically reside........always

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 9:26:00 AM
    This hit my core. Very touching & very true in its essence. Though, I will say the words of one of my favorite songs ever: "We may be by ourselves. But, we are not alone". I will leave it at that. A beautiful cheers to you. :)

  1. Date: 11/7/2013 5:29:00 AM
    i must say a lovely poem.