by Sybil Samuel
She glistened gold, Touched by the brilliance of Truth The light of truth Illuminating the hidden labyrinths, The secret dungeons of her soul. The peculiar writings scribbled on the walls of her heart appeared narrating her untold tale. She resided in a land of fables Wandering in solitude, seeking her solace. Her scars still burned Leaving trails of scarlet instead of smoke and ash It began gleaming silver in the warmth of his love. His love a tender caressing ointment, The healing balm of Gilead His tears ran as streams, overflowing with compassion and eternal love. And soothed her wounds and aching heart. Her soul was hiding behind the thick velvet veils Behind the cage of thorns, Sharp thorns of past that pierced her skin deep. Yet he approached Even though he bled, The crimson of mercy flowed reconciling her guilt And tore the velvet veil of shame The winds blew gently, Chiming a melodious praise The crocus buds bloomed The winters of darkness slept forever And the pale autumn of her life awakened to spring. He held her frail hopes, The ashes of her dreams in his palms and spoke 'Life' He exhaled and blew them in air While she watched silently Still clutching the threads of dismay in her fingers He smiled knowing her failings and aware of all her fears. She watched in silence Her eyes brimmed with tears The horizon was lit with auroras and colours of rainbow, cascading a magical aura. Her dreams began to glitter as fireflies She stood transfixed Her dull robes transformed into her favourite pale blue aquamarine And a crown appeared resting on her head. She wept tears of joy And she cried hard clutching his hands A crimson drop rolled down her head She cried in pain as she touched her forehead There were tiny shards of glass He answered calmly addressing her doubts " These shards are trauma" He paused There was silence for a while Then he spoke, " You felt abandoned..." His eyes wet with tears," I never left you" She whispered his name And broke into tears His appearance was radiant with glory His voice, the sound of many waters Echoed in the recess of her heart, In the rhythms of her heartbeat. His adoring gaze melt her heart His eyes, sapphire, burning flames of light Piercing to the depths of soul. He saw her soul Resting now in the embrace of his love The shards soon disappeared He adjusted her crown embellished with gems And smiled, a reassuring smile emitting such peace that transcends all understanding. “My love is enough for you”
Sybil Samuel is a dreamer, artist, overthinker, a misfit with an insatiable quest for reading and writing. She loves music, movies, travelling, hiking and exploring new things. She doesn’t believe in perfection because many times, it is imperfection which paints the perfect story.