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“…..Like Gold”

I’ve known pain
I’ve known fear chilling than the harmattan air
Pain, fiercer and harsher than the whips of a thousand horsemen

My soul sank deep into the river of pain and fear

I sought refuge in the bosom of the younger dawns
I hid in their embrace and they comforted me
I dreamt of the rebirth of her garden in all its glory
I felt the healing miracle of the morning sun when Eva
bathed in her warmth; and I saw her inhabitants,
came alive with the songs of the birds, and fluttering flowers in the breeze
I’ve known pain;
Nameless, faceless fear

I sunk deep into their depths
And they hurt no more


My Tattoo, My Triumph

(NaPoWriMo14 Day 11)

The battle between good and evil
Between life and death
From the consumption of the fruit
To the birth of its seeds
Pain and sorrow
The siblings of death
Angels of the night
Sneaking up on my soul
Like the cowards that you are
Never whisper or whistle
Feeding on my body
Leaving behind these tattoos
With your hatchet and hoe
Hacking down my tree
Limb by limb
Bit by bit
Cutting deep into my soul
I am the prey
I am your victim
I am the slave
Of fate and chance
You are the warrior
I am the shepherd
Beating you at your game
I am stronger than you
Your lesson my weapon
Happiness my helmet
Patience and perseverance
My sword and shield
Love my compass
Guiding me through the night
I am a conqueror
These tattos you left behind
My seal of championship
And on my parched lips
The tale of my triumph