Is This What Parting Means? - Poem by Shachia Oryila
My mind went blank
as I stared into the abyss
tortured by thoughts of farewell
boulders of tears stood in my eyes
and coursed down my cheeks
leaving in its sticky paths
erosion of pains and sadness
which made the soil of love
infertile to nourish love-green.
The doors to the way of love
had been locked against me
and the keys flung in the sea.
I swore to drain off the waters
I swore to swim against the tides
and fight amphibious creatures
till I find the way to your heart
even if it meant to stand against
heaven, earth and the nine hells.
I fought to stay afloat
in the deep ocean of love
but the ebbs and the tides waged
a ceaseless war and deflated
what was left of the love's jacket
that kept me atop the sea.
I had but to ask:
'Will I again walk the solid paths
of your tempting world of beauty
with its bitterness and sweetness?
Will I? '
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