Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In,Part One
Following poem was inspired by my reading of my dear friend
Susan Ashley's magnificent poem titled- "Quietus".
Within A Realm Few Are Ever Unfortunate Enough To Wake Up In
- Part One
Within granite walls of loss and shame
cast aside into nightmarish agony
an innocent victim-
born into a world of despair and dark caverns
far, far from home
waking to eerie gloom and strange surroundings
She stumbles a step
her tender heart falling into deeper aching beats
lightning bolts and stormy rumbling echoes vibrate
earth and sky-
doom rises in the fiery East
wicked winds churn ever more
none but a truly valiant heroine
could withstand such ferocity and growing fears
how she wonders, can such dark come
into this world wrecking such havoc, such pain
its gaping jaws open so wide
has not light and faith its powers slain
as sorrows grew and all seemed so lost
for a fleeting moment
all sounds and reality ceased
she heard a voice softly say
child of mine, face fear with courage
face life with fervor and hope
lonely you are but alone you are not
your dreams have born sweet fruits
breathe again and return
all is not lost....
Robert J. Lindley, 6-25-2020
Free Verse, ( And Light And Truth Shall Prevail )
Note - I want to thank my dear friend Susan Ashley for the inspiration given me to compose this free verse piece. And for granting permission for me to reference her very fine free verse poem - Quietus- as the inspiration given me.
Of which, I am truly grateful my dear friend...
Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2020
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