Blood on my hands – a love story

Grief
Loss
Horror
Pain
Is all that I know ..

Courage
Honour
Power – and it’s abuse
It’s use
To terrorise
To tear apart
Is all that I know…

The resilient struggle
Against darkness
The hope to keep fighting
For,
To keep dying for – and to rise again.
Hope: what a treacherous thing
To a bleeding heart
Is all that I know..

Strength
Determination
And the Will to battle on
Against the odds
Against the demons that surround
Against all that shall stand on the way to the light
Is all that I know..

But my love,
Of how to be in the lightness itself
When finally emerged in the end,

Of being free from the knowledge of the dark
Even in the brightness,

Of being able to hold on
To all that I fought for,
To all that I struggled for;
I’ve no knowledge, no ken.

I stare blank with terror,
Not at the demons in the dark,
But in the brightness of the Light
now,
As I emerge blinking into it:

With the blood of the many slayings on my
Garments,
On my body
In my heart,
In my soul.

This I do know..

Perhaps it is always so that those once in the dark, cannot survive the Light.

(But perhaps, my love, I can learn with you,
it’s ways?..):

for that lightness belongs to your eyes,
for that brightness is your love
and I hope that
the blood on my hands
does not tar
the love in your eyes
and someday, I can learn
to be in the light, with you.

This I do hope to know..

- © Chitrali, 28/03/2011

Blood on my hands – a love story

chitrali

Melbourne, Australia

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reflection that sometimes it’s harder to take the positive things than deal with the bad – if you’ve been ‘conditioned’ that way…

a reflection from a few different conversations with friends/colleagues and some personal recent experiences..

xx chitrali

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