Half Life

Half frozen at the bottom of the lake
Hair swaying with the movement of the waves

       My heart is dreaming
       Of the wind sighing in the branches
       Of the forests of yesteryear.

Half dazed at the edge of a cliff
Hair floating in the ravages of a violent storm

       My heart is dreaming
       Of the glittering shimmering splashing of waves
       Of the lake of tears of yesteryear.

Half broken at the bottom of the canyon
Hair swirling with the gusts of wind howling through

       My heart is dreaming
       Of dust motes dancing in the golden light
       Of the sunsets of yesteryear.

Half falling through the cracks in time
Hair rippling in the in-between spaces of here and now

       My heart is dreaming
       Of sunny days in the forever glory
       Of the endless summers of yesteryear.

Half dead at the bottom of a tomb
Hair curling around white white bones and bits of soil

       My heart is dreaming
       Of fluffy white clouds travelling along the paths
       Of the May days of yesteryear.

Half in sorrow, some in pain
Half in memory, twice in vain
Half in love, less in life

Half a prayer, more a wish
Half a sunset, thrice the night
Half of everything, but mostly

       Never, never again.

Half Life

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Not sure where this came from. Woke up with half the poem in my head… the rest came when I sat down to write the first half.


MCN: CXV5U-74GGX-B8DH3

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