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Let me be the sunset

All I have is the sunset These colours and the light Since when did I love pink and grey? But I stare, Do not dare to move I lean to enter their display. I know it will soon pass This beauty may not form again. This does not mean the eyes are sad or blind With peace and love I am filled My other life stays far behind My tears have stopped or now run still. I create silence to watch My spirit flies, dances and sings Tremendous colours iced by the Winter chill Borne through Sussex on seagulls’ wings Over the sea, across the beach Warming the South Downs just beyond reach. The pinks leave, silver appears Oh what this does to the dark blue sea! Colours that cannot be painted or named Textures that shine from beyond our world I can only look out, speak to the sky Breathe in peace as the light looms high. Now it is dark, I prefer to be alone Than hear the bitterness of tone And the complaints from you. What can I change here in this life To be charged with light and energy anew. To become the sunset, happy and bright? I want to leave you with the knowledge Of this beauty and joy Poetry and nature in abundant supply. Teach you to escape at the end of each day To calm your woes Sunsets and rainbows, The angels’ thrones. Can I imagine myself the sunset Bringing light and calm as I move? Head up, eyes bright Engaging, not afraid? But soon it would smash I will break. Colourless tears start to fall I am a rain cloud over the seas I can no longer help to grow more trees Water on water is all that I show You were right, darling love, I should go.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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