as I watched from my window, alone
with my thoughts but for the earth and sky,
I became lost in my reverie, frozen in
time, drifting away, giving my reflections,
my reasonings, freedom to fly, to soar above
the dark and brooding clouds of mourning,
to drink of peace in still water, to listen to
tomorrow's whisper in my ear, to gaze upon
the moon in the willows, to frolic where
contentment had found its home... and I
wondered if perhaps it was time to follow my
thoughts, time to let go of sadness which
cloaked my being, time to face new horizons,
embracing all that waited there, time
to be me again...but I paused, hesitant,
for uncertainty had been my companion
and sorrow, my friend, each offered shelter
and their chilled protection from life's assault,
or had they... I felt the need to run like a child
in breathless abandon, chasing thoughts,
tasting of freedom, feeling the surrender,
the unburdening of guilt and insecurity
that had plagued my soul, and breathing
deeply of peace and of hope and laughing,
knowing that I had finally come home, home
to where I had always belonged, always been...
and as tears fell unchecked I knew that I would
no longer be haunted by what was or could not
be... no, I would drink of still water, sit mellow
in the peace of moon in the willows, and know
I had found myself again.
FOS (AnyForm Goes) EW Richardson's 'Moon in the willows'
Form used: Tumbling tercets w/envoi
Tinyteddy's 'Frozen in time'
sycochick1414's 'Whisper in my ear'
koenigsegghun's 'As I watched from my window'
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