The clouds of mourning hang heavy over fields of loss,
where pain and misery have taken another casualty.
As the twilight of confusion sprinkles remorse
across the landscape of broken dreams;
the dawn of anguish opens up the skies
for errant sunbeams of imagination to spread the pandemic lies
that fall to the ground
to build the bridge of sighs,
crossing the frozen rivers of memory.
As the breeze of grief rushes in
future sleeps on a bed of resentment
awakening each day to a different hue of anger.
only to be exposed as an embarrassment
and put back to rest in denial
with all the other wasted wants of yesterday
The doorways of opportunity open and slam
while contentment and fulfillment
wrestle among themselves to argue with reason.
until desire palpitates through disillusionment
breaking the chains of depression
exposing a shade of forgiveness
Heaving one last glimmer of hope
thru the crystal reflection of visions
suspended in the pigments of time,
to release the gilded splinters of healing
gestating in an emotional spectrum.
Freeing all the rainbows of want
imprisoned by their opaque prism
to dance on the waters of longing
just before the sunset of despair.
As the silken glow of truth illuminate the edges of absolution
the phoenix of love rises among the colors consummated
in the blooms of passion,
captured in the kaleidoscopic brushstrokes of destiny
Painted on the windswept clouds of the master’s palette
a luminescent visage
of an iridescent banquet