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Joy Divides

Poetry By: Steve Van

I wrote this poem to describe the bond of a mother's love and the confrontation of living life on life's terms. I am describing an awaking to the reality of true love post a harsh fall.

Submitted:Mar 14, 2014    Reads: 9    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Joy Divides by Steve Van

As I woke

And stepped out into the day

There she was

So consistent

So inspiring

So pure and forever loving

I would stretch out to greet her

She would wrap her golden arms around me

Her love undying

I played as she watched

She showed me where to walk

Reflecting beauty

Exposing consciousness

Blessing each living creature

What radiance!

Sweet mother delivering my all

Then a chill would prickle

In a breath it would find me

And I knew

So it was

Her time of rest

Graciously subsiding

She blew a kiss

Colours abounding

First yellow

Then gold

Then red

The sky was on fire

The earth ablaze

As she lay down

Her light would still find me

Tiny diamonds sparkling

Letting me know

She was not far

But this night is not like the rest

I am left alone this time

I hear new voices in the wind

Calling my name

Gently knocking

My eyes widening



I hear the beating of my heart

I peer out

I step out

How can that be?

She doesn't cover me

I am not held by her embrace

Did I break free?

Am I left out?

Am I all alone?

Why now?

This would be the time

She sings me to sleep

Lullaby's through the leaves

Gentle fingers through my hair

Till I slip under her spell

But not now

I have fallen

But not into her silence

Another kind of spell

Holds me now

No I am not alone

Others step out as I do

Keeping close to the shadows

Barren is the night

I feel eyes upon me

Hiding from me at first

Then calling

I draw nearer

It's darker now

Suddenly silence breaks

Blue lights spin

Sirens yelling

Footsteps echo

Bouncing through misty alleys

I find a hiding place

All is still

Flint grinds

Loud but quick

Sweet sensation

I return to her

Centered in her bliss

Dripping pure gold

Like never before

All is still

In a flash She is gone

Blacked out


Way out alone again

No! No! No!

Fear wrapped into extreme!


Tangled confusion

Day and night

Merging seconds



Sweet sour stench

Hot sweat

Crawling, Clenching

She is now out of sight

So far away

Time I have not to contemplate

How could she cut me out?


Tears run dry

Slowly fading


Colouring out

All shades of grey

I try to turn

It's no use

I am held by an icy cold hand

I waken again

I feel my last

I reach out

A gentle touch I recognize

Through the clouds

Her silhouette


Why did you desert me?

Tears falling

Upon mine

She whispers

My son

Seeing my love as a spell

Opened a door to all

Your coming to believe

That fateful night

You were filled with doubt

I shine for you and always will

But thought comes not from me

Nor your dis-ease

Only you can protect your own self

From your will to test

In the darkness I was waiting

Desperately trying to break through

But true dark manifests itself

When fingers open ever wider

Love becomes frozen

From these two sides

Our Joy Divides


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