From dust I have risen
To dust I will return
Prodigal child of fragile man
In the light I seek understanding, crave meaning, desire absolute sensation
From the dark I cower, fitful sleep to often disturbed by the abysses mewing souls
Springs promise brings blessed relief
Delicate buds break free from winters soporific embrace
Colour serenades dismal silhouettes unfurling their majesty .. enchanting dreariness painting the world before my hungry eyes
Lifes eternal wheel turns
Death gives way to new beginnings
Desolation metamorphous into abundance
Childrens voices fill the air with their innocent promise
Birds return to frolic with the flora and fauna
Phantasms of the past dissipate as the sun warms my chilled skin
Gentle soothing kisses which heal long suppurating harms
Butterfly woman no more . Long since has her untimely demise been lamented
Ravenous lioness too soon pacified
Warrior hewn in the battle field of life
Yet I remain perfect in my multifaceted imperfections
Restoration of self has begun
Slowly and arduously I reconstruct the fragments of me
Kaleidoscope of my former self I may become . But unique and wondrous will be its countenance
Todays best new poem was written by Audrey Williams.
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