Anna Ong

(31 July 1980 / Singapore)

A breath for a life


A gentle zephyr escapes from its tempest brethren
gleefully crumbling down what's left of the wasteland.
But this little brother has a higher purpose
and not once did it look back upon the disaster
it was originally intentioned to wreak.

Undisturbed, it weaves its own path
seeking that which must be found
till it chances upon an open cavern
wherein lies its grail
upon which our brother must awaken.

With increasing effort, the zephyr crosses the dark passage
till it listens to the soft moans of a weeping mother
her cries of loss and grief filling the empty walls
as she cradles her new-born babe
turning blue as it failed to take it's first breath.

And with it's last sacrificial breath
the enchanted zephyr lays down its life
as it breathes it's spirit
and infuses the little babe's body
with a new hope, a new dream, a new life.

Submitted: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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