Maria Sharon Moemise

Bronze Star - 2,122 Points (17 November 1965 / Randfontein)

As I Lay - Poem by Maria Sharon Moemise

As I lay
By Maria Sharon Moemise

The signs of time edged on my face
the rivers of sorrows leaving my being
As I lay in state, awaiting oblivion
the stars above to erase my suffering

Prayers ringing for my soul to rest
Tears dripping, memories flowing
A black cloud turning to white light,
beckoning, whispering my name
I'm ready, I relent and loose the fight

Silence... No it's Angel's song
I float like a dry leave on a cloud,
arms stretched, awaiting acceptance
I'm on my final journey to deliverance

A tribute to one who fought and lost
My heart is still, my soul set free
As I lay in Glory, I hear you cry
I leave you with a love that will never die.

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Once in a while, when one feels down in the dumps and the only thing on the horizon points to despair, it becomes so hard to focus on what life has to offer. One's mind tend to do a complete 360 and, as in my case, I envision myself on my last journey from this life into the next. Some would say it s a depressed person's thoughts. They'd be right. It's not a good thing to be depressed unless you have an outlet. For me, it's poetry.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 27, 2015


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