Hope for the Future

by Mary Campbell

The pendulum of the clock passing time
Dancing in the reflections rippled on the waves
Butterflies across the shadow of the moon
Revealing secretes
Lives held in our hands
Fragile as the morning sky
Emotions drifting like the sand

Under the cover of darkness
His sprit slipped into my skin
Unto him, I am reborn
Far away across the sea
I feel his dreams soaring into me
I hear his voice howling in pain
Wanting release from all that came before
Wanting peace with all that comes after

Dancing in the reflection of the mirror
In the whispers of the night
We became one
Different yet the same

Evening song of liberation
Lives given and received in a word
The truth binds us and sets us free

There is peace in acceptance
Value in the difference
Value the sameness

I reached out for his hand
Now I hold his heart in mine
A sacred trust

The world is a cold place when there is no light
Fear of the truth
Hiding in shadows

I don’t know what the future holds
I don’t know what the past was
I only know what I feel

Warm in his smile

From the dark at the end of the street
I can see him smiling
Open heart and laughing

That’s how I know
There is a way past all this….

A poem of hope, when there seems to be none.
A poem of love, to someone who is different yet the same
A poem of feelings in a world where too many go unnoticed

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  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 7 years ago

    What a beautiful lyrical ring this poem has and shows what a wonderful heart you have … excellent

  • Thankyou pijinlane, I see you’re from my ancestral lands… I had the pleasure of wandering around Scotland several years back, and truely loved the Scottish scenery. Your pictures so reflect it beauty and wonder especially to one once removed.. .

    – Mary Campbell

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarabout 7 years ago

    what a fantastic writing Mary! very captivating! huggles

  • Thanks again Ushna …

    – Mary Campbell

    KEITH R. WILLIAMSalmost 7 years ago

    so beautiful your a excellent writer

  • Thank you once again Keith, some people come to see the art a few read the poetry I see your a man of many sides.. I appreaciate the visit.

    – Mary Campbell

  • ein22
    ein22over 6 years ago

    In all honesty I am a bit choked up with this writing. You have hit the nail on the head with superior empathy detailing in all honesty what a vast (too vast) majority of all populations cannot/ will not accept. Without a doubt one of the most personal pieces I have read, and Excellent.

    Well done, your creativity really shines in all aspects of art for you.
    Thanks for recommending it.

  • I’m glad you liked it.. and yes it is difficult to be different. But there are a lot of accepting people in the world as well. Good luck in your search.

    – Mary Campbell

  • keet
    keetover 6 years ago

    thats awesome……. nice job.

  • Thank you Keet, I appreciate it.

    – Mary Campbell

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