Hello, this past week I had the honor and pleasure of seeing a lovely piece of art done by a fellow g+ poster named Paul Hawarth.
It moved me so much that I could not rest until I found a way to express the feelings I had in written word. I told Paul it just seemed so mighty. He was so kind to display our collaborative effort on his google page and, likewise, I am posting it here. I hope you enjoy the words and image that we have blended together. He was inspired to do this piece in light of the recent flooding in the UK.
When you have time you should check Paul’s YouTube site by clicking on his name above. He can also be found on g+ and has many other lovely images such as these. Thank you Paul!
Crashing against my broken will
rejection rolls its angry tempest,
crushing my gentle hopes beneath
cold, indifferent waves of apathy.
Misty tears float above the salty brink
as my dying heart floats down,
down where the briny green of the sea’s embrace
envelopes me with silent welcome.
Let the storm rage above me while in
my watery cocoon I gnash my teeth
and curse my blind faith in one so
unworthy of my devotion.
But if I die, victory belongs to none
when my soul be undone before longing.
Battle between sky and sea subside as
Neptune’s angry cries turn to gentle sobbing.
Now are hollows etched upon the rocky shore,
halls where shadows whisper comforting
vespers that echo within the hallowed, damp
cathedrals where my soul might heal.
Spent, I lay upon the cool sand as the gentle
surf licks my toes, tempting me to return
to the depths of sorrow. I claw at the sand to
find my way up, leaving only footprints to be
swallowed greedily by the sea.
Cheryl KP 2014