Seeking Solace in the Sky

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  1. Wysteria Blue

    Wysteria Blue Well-Known Member

    Seeking Solace in the Sky


    On this clear and balmy, moonlit night…l lay alone,
    on the warm hood of my Dad’s old hunk of chrome,
    I gaze at the moon and her stars, how they glitter and shine,
    I hope for peace or serenity, in their midst to find.

    Sweet memories of trampolines and laughing too loud,
    or lying down in sweet clover and watching kites skim the clouds
    Shooed out in the yard, sunlit rays warmed or skin,
    we roamed far and wide and dreaded the calls to come in.

    I remember the nights of blithe summer fun,
    awaiting us each evening, when we were so young.
    My inner child still seeks those rare spells of delight,
    the fireflies blinking …my private tiny fairy lights.

    German spotlight, tag, and mason jars with poked lids,
    neighborhood games played only at night and just for us kids.
    Bikes with lights tied to handlebars with old string,
    our brilliant escapes from chores, and other hushed things.

    Wide-open front porches, smiles and calls to sit for a spell,
    mint juleps and magnolias, and such sweet southern belles,
    but forked tongues and duplicity, also await in this South,
    and dark, sordid secrets were always kept well inside the house.

    The menace back then was not on the street or from strangers,
    ‘twas in the dark shadows, in halls and my room, that hid the Real danger.
    It’s always the ones you trust dearly that know how to batter,
    who first break your heart, then leave your soul tattered.

    Shrubs became sanctuaries – for there I was safe and alone,
    my nests were secure, from the barbed anger at home.
    Oh the breathtaking sense of stolen security—always too brief,
    Cooled by leafy shadows, with bare feet well hidden, I sought some relief.

    If only those beautiful twinkling stars in the sky,
    had granted my wishes, as was promised, to stop all the lies.
    Mother Moon was dark too, leaving me all alone with all my fear,
    loneliness, pain and the cruelty soon became silent tears.

    I’m glad I’m now so very far away from that place,
    and can search for other ways to finally find grace,
    I forgive the moon and her stars, and their past deceit,
    I know now why, they never did come to my side, to ease my misery.
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    No one to blame, no more heartbreak nor shame for me.
    I will finally be cherished, and be so utterly free,
    to soar among the moonbeams, for eternity.
    My amnesty approaches…my final responsibility.

    - Wysteria Blue aka mpk
     
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Itis a beautiful poem hun you write so clearly what you see and feel
     
  3. Wysteria Blue

    Wysteria Blue Well-Known Member

    Thanks TE..this one was harder to write. I appreciate your comments.
     
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