I look back at where lead me here.
The pain, the joy, the sadness, the gladness.
Days and nights gone by, now is instantly the past. The future rushes forward in hope and wonder.
I close my eyes, and breathe it in; each breath, each heartbeat a waypoint.
In a life well lived?
A million memories made!
Though as many chances squandered, moments wasted.
In pondering, I waste a few more.
The door behind has been slammed, a thunder in my chest as I cannot go back.
I stand facing the shapeless abyss which is tomorrow, now is the shifting shingle beneath my feet.
With raised arms, and raised voice I scream into the void…
but the future can’t yet echo back.
And as I look back,
away it fades into the seas of memory.
To stay here will be to be caught in nostalgia’s cobweb.
Looking forward there is a glimmer of hope beyond the abyss.
A leap of faith is all between what remains of now and what is to come.
It’s not often I post poetry, I think I have done on the Grove of the Corieltauvi blog, but I wanted to share this one.
I didn’t write all of it either. As the title suggests, the poem is a mash up of my words and those of my good friend (and influence… Although good or bad remains to be seen… It was her party I decided to break myself and develop a close relationship with the mouthpiece to the Porcelain God), Cludgie.
I met Cludgie at the Am Dram group I’ve just recently finished a play with. She told me she’d wanted to get back into writing poetry and asked if it was a good idea to start entering competitions. Being the honest sort, I looked at her work and told her “Hell yes!”
The mash up was her idea and we discussed entering it onto a poetry forum, so I thought if Cludgie puts it on there, I can put it on here. I’m rather pleased with the result and am putting it on here for the benefit of our collaboration.
The Awen strikes in many ways, and just goes to prove it can happen to everyone, not just us Druids (we just gave it a name).