Joy Divides

Poem by: Steve Van

Summary

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.

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Submitted: March 14, 2014

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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

 

 

Curious

Mysterious

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

Freezing

Way out alone again

 

 

No! No! No!

 

 

Fear wrapped into extreme!
 

 

Petrified

Tangled confusion

Day and night
 

 

Merging seconds

Screaming

Ringing
 

 

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?

Abandoned

Tears run dry

 

 

Slowly fading

Dimming

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
 

 

Mother!
 

 

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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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.
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