Emptiness

The gaping blacknesses between the stars

Epitomise an emptiness inside

Like when you wake and lose a wondrous dream,

Like when you long for more but don't receive.

 

The love between my eyes within my heart

has made me falter on my path and sigh

And though I smile and laugh, have fun and sing,

I have to stop awhile sometimes and cry.

 

The blankness of the grey cloud sky above

Oppresses me, exuding icy coils.

How different are one's fingers from them mist

When both are trailing tendrils: ethereal?

 

The love between my eyes within my heart

has made me falter on my path and sigh

And though I smile and laugh, have fun and sing,

I have to stop awhile sometimes and cry.

 

The bareness of the winter-ravaged trees

Is reminiscent of fragility.

I lie there fallen, stiff, upon the ground:

My leaves and blossom stripped and torn away.

 

The love between my eyes within my heart

has made me falter on my path and sigh

And though I smile and laugh, have fun and sing,

I have to stop awhile sometimes and cry.

 

The paleness of the freshly-fallen snow

Or fading of near-white daffodil

Reflects the lack of colour in my life

When grief sets in and tears transform my face.

  

The love between my eyes within my heart

has made me falter on my path and sigh

And though I smile and laugh, have fun and sing,

I have to stop awhile sometimes and cry.

 

When desolation's sponge absorbs my joy

And night's a force that overcomes the day;

When ebony meets ivory and kills,

The colours swirl and turn the sun to ice.

 

The love between my eyes within my heart

has made me falter on my path and sigh

And though I smile and laugh, have fun and sing,

I have to stop awhile sometimes and cry.

 

And thus the life is drained out of my bones

With sharpened blades the tools which made the hole.

My hope, my joy, my energy give way

To Emptiness: the fullest pain around.

The End

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