– the lightning cracked the sky.
– the thunder choked me dry.
– a world: ’twas laden with guilt.
– a scenery white as snow;
All for a moment’s notice!
Only a second of heartfelt sorrow..
And the wind that howls
A mournful dirge,
For many a friend : lost or gone..
Ten thousand mirrors- filled with light!
Like thousands of stars that adorn the night;
Ten thousand shards of broken glass
Like a million tears of the broken past.
Million lakes of tranquil shattered!
Million flecks of ashes scattered-
Hundreds and thousands of doves in flight:
They spread their wings and flee the night.
And such is beauty as is seen
In a split second’s shut-eye :
Drops of rain,
crying out in pain,
Hanging in suspended animation.
– Living beyond death –
Outside this world altogether.
– Frozen in stupor-
Like so many sheep, they’ll graze the fields
– till the light does fail
– till the dreams set sail
And all shall be lost once again
– to the night.