Faraway above the precipice
Sunlight sharpens the water
Blades and shards flash like sharpened steel
The sun and water are the great Illusionist with his Assistant
They collide together on stone and sand
Crashing together like a Giant smashing glass
I strain to hear it
Humming faint as my own heart beat
Like a smitten sailor to sirens and the vicious rocks
Gnashing at me with vicious teeth
I hold out my hand to it
I know the risk
I reach for it anyway
Desire to tame it
Out weighing the dangers
Let me tame you fierce monster from the depths
With all the rocks the wind the dangers and the risks
Let me lay my hand upon your head
Calm the fires from your belly
Be the dragon that stays itself
Be powerful and larger than life
Hold your strength with dignity and ferocity
People know not to stand against you
I look you in the eye
The gnashing ceases
The sirens song is silenced
Finally we stand as one
Eye to eye
The vibrations and hum
Filling our bodies
Monster from the deep
For once I can caress your face
I hold it in my two hands
I kiss your cheek
Friends at last.
Nothing stands in my way
But I drag false things into my path
Like stones piled before me
Holding myself back
Overwhelmed by the vast plains of possibility
This year, I shall throw down one stone at a time
I hold a chisel and mallet in my hands
A shovel lies by my side
I will seek out the things that hold me back
Fear shall not shackle me this year
Love will be set aside for now….. an incurable romantic …… it will never be far from my mind (smiley face)
The blue prints are drawn
Time to start building
Sometimes settling a little
But never going backwards.
Zeus speaks this year, “I will celebrate the turn of the year by lighting up the sky with my own works.I shall remind humanity about their frailty and simplicity.”
I feel the hairs rise upon my neck
As static as the sky
As hot as the earth
As cold as the wind
Mans fireworks pale
My life I consider at risk
I ponder my death
But my house is a mess
…..not tonight Zeus
Bats scream in the air as their desperation to feed is mixed with terror by the forces that surround them
Is it war??
Bats appear like bombers in the sky
Backlit by lightening that causes them to scream in terror … or excitement?
Vampires also spring to mind
But even they wouldn’t risk the sky tonight
I await to hear festive fireworks from the little town
But they have been cancelled tonight
A couple of illegal crackers are heard
The authorities refuse to light their own
They smell litigation in the air
Zeus it is your stage tonight.
You are The Spectacle!
….Are you dancing or mad?
People fake normality, they place their lives into the hands of the gods as they try to go about their way, pretending not to be afraid.
Come the New Year
I bid you welcome
As Hope springs eternal for Love, Health and Possibilities.
Feet are planted
Eyes look up
A small white hankie
All the weapons
Upon a heap
Throws her crown
To her feet
An Empire bare
Ready for the taking
No questions asked
She comes without armour
Bending the knee
Accepting her Fate
Patiently waiting for the opening of the gate.
I lay you to rest
I settle you on a gentle mound
Your eyes shut to the world
You were made for the Earth
As you fed upon it so you shall also feed it
Return to where you came
Melt slowly into it
In this there is no shame.
I carry the future in my mind
I know that all will be well
As I run to it
Knowing it is sure
I cannot bare it!
I swat away all inferior offers
They are ridiculous in comparison
My body is shaking with anticipation
Things will be okay
……..better than okay!
Troubles seem immaterial today
I neither like them nor fear them
I know what I must do
But waiting is wretched.