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You Left Something

by AlexisB about a year ago in inspirational
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A Poem for Fellow Survivors

You Left Something
Photo by Ron Binette on Unsplash

I woke to see the last of your hell fury leave our bed,

Shroud telltales limp, your mast broke free and fire wired, seethe sore red

Hoved into view. It gathered crew strung out o’er far past land

The lost, the last, the straggling stung bound up in one last stand.

Bent in and up and over you I scoured the sheets for cover

From shrapnel scorching, pelted by the remnants of a ‘lover’?

Whose late mates fixed in terror reign, beat deaf and mute retreat

And slithering aft, slunk to the floor a mercenary fleet replete.

I woke to find my tethers cracked, raw nerves new frozen blind

My token freedom feels untracked, its cliff edge ill-defined.

Rude and blue this wonderment, it crackles, nay, its scars,

The tarred tossed out to outer space, our feathers fear the stars!

Flight or fall? The winched may stall when nearly reaching heaven

Paradise, a known disguise for the devil’s screeching brethren.

It’s faith you need, a fateful steed when you claim your toil and trouble,

To plough and sift for fertile seed, the blood-fed soil of rubble.

I’ll stroke myself back off to sleep, I’ll stoke alone my dream

My true course plot, freed from the rot of deviance extreme.

Soft comfort’s best that lets us rest and cool a skin wrong bloomed

In firelight, tall flames harsh bright, our budding spark consumed,

A firefly fooled, a heart o’er ruled, a white flag charred to cinders

Can soar refreshed from safe crow’s nest built to withstand such winters.


About the author


Mother, lover, educator, escapee. Obsessed with finding ease in relationships, health, wellbeing and the juggling of life. @alexisbehrend.

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