Poem: Luminous – 22/07/21

I am brightness within eyes and
air between wings,
rise with me,
moods heightened,
how amazing salvation is.

I have been forgiven and it was
granted many years before,
acceptance, realisation,
have long been in the making,
my life, my world,
I now treasure, I adore.

Acknowledgement of the
gravity of my former situations,
I know now how darkly luminous my fate glowed,
insinuations,
whilst glowering were heavy eyes
above my form,
their unhappy windows,
but still they watched over me,
for then, for future tomorrows –

I had protection from angels,
from generations of loved ones,
from heaven above,
and the benevolent calming God.

How else could I describe my survival —
triumphs over tribulations,
scraped stifling walls for air,
learned to be humble,
in reality, I could be away from here,
six feet under,
or scattered in pieces,
what a moment to comprehend,
how one might shudder.

I lived under calculated stares,
by some, I suspect I was abhorred,
raging thoughts,
temporary damning thunder,
they’ve forgotten with time,
softness beneath me grows,
a sense of quiet personal power.

An important being to some, to many?
Yet to others, a nameless entity,
and now here I am,
within the arms of comfortability,
of safety,
and most grateful I am,
gracious in Life’s undertaking,
because I know,
I understand,
I comprehend that my place within this world
is something to respect,
for I have been spared from a fate
potentially dared and wiped,
into nothingness I would have become,

obliterated,
faceless, lost,

yet here I am,
saved,
like a turtledove
I have returned to the flock.

I am at one with them,
I am treasured,
I am youthful yet I am growing old,
life is amazing once I’ve accepted it,
truth be told:

of its glorious moments
there are so many forthcoming, past and current,
of Life’s glorious abundance,
I am sold.

© 2021 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
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