Wayward

sunrise 065It was a dark place, akin to madness
Wrought by a grief held in stasis;
Buried alive by choices
Made in assumed ignorance
And wilful blindness.
Rooted in the memory of a past long dead,
That rattled its chains in waking nightmares
And brittle laughter.
Afraid to be seen, afraid to be ignored
To pass into oblivious eternity
Without having lived.
Or loved.
Or been.
And yet…
There was a glimpse, a fleeting flicker
A pause in the cadence, a heartbeat skipped,
When the world stopped.
A point of flame, unwavering,
Steady as ancient stone
That sang my name
And laughed at eternity.
Mirroring the universe
With my soul.
How many times
Had I not seen
Before allowing
Joy to lead my feet
And take me home.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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19 Responses to Wayward

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Wayward is such a beautiful poem, beginning sadly, it touched similar places in my own heart. Then, gradually climbing up to a better place, promising something better for me too…

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  2. Leah says:

    Beautiful photos and words!

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  3. Lyn Horner says:

    Lovely, thoughtful and uplifting.

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  4. Lovely. I adore the line….”allowing joy to lead my feet”
    Beautiful!

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Phew, Sue words and photo , just stunning! 💜

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