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Bridge to the Soul

A deep foreboding emptiness
Came over me today
I’ve no idea of why or whence it came
And looking back through mists of time
I thought were far away
I saw her there but couldn’t say her name

As if the years were stripped away
My heart now filled with dread
The sad and hurtful memories came back
For looking back I know my heart
Was ruled then by my head
And that was when I felt life’s pavement crack

She had been caught in someone’s trap
Bound by those mystic strings
And nothing I could try would set her free
And there is nothing sacred in
Cheap wedding vows and rings
I had to turn away and look for me

I didn’t have to look too far
For I was standing here
So too it seemed the spirit in my soul
While all I had to do was mind
The things I then held dear
I thought those things would make my being whole

I still can see her clearly now
Though viewed through welling tears
As she stepped out upon the bridge it seemed
The monkey from my back she took
But reinforced my fears
I thought I’d loved her well but only dreamed

The bridge stretched out across a gulf
Swayed in a gentle breeze
My head said stand your ground it isn’t real
The perfect woman of my dreams
Just walked across with ease
Her faith gave it a strength I couldn’t feel

I wonder if she found it there
The life she hoped to earn
Or if I’ll chance to see her face once more
Is this foreboding feeling now
A sign she shall return
Reminding me I am no longer sure?

Bridge to the Soul

Matt Penfold

Joined December 2008

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I wrote this to accompany a remarkable image created by the amazingly talented Tracey Mac. She has added a whole new dimension to a photo I took of the Buddhist Monastery at Taung Kalut in Burma Thanks Trace :-)

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