TurbulencešŸ„€

TurbulencešŸ„€


Sweet quietude, unburden me
And steal my aching bones away
To pastures far from mankind’s din
Where nature’s music ever plays

My world! My world is altering!
My soul no longer settles here
Where is the hush of better days
The gracefulness of yesteryear?

Sweet solitude and sylvan bliss
Withdraw the seed of my unrest
And bind my heart to wilder things
That shelter me from turbulence

My feet shall never threaten thee
Nor stain thy blessed wilderness
For in your hearth, all that I am
Is owed to you, and I am blest

O fleeting birds and opulence
Come hither, sing your melodies
And cradle me within your arms
When sorrow brings me to my knees

With heavy heart, I’ll rise again
To brave the tides of turbulence
For knowing you are there for me
Will ever be my recompense

~ Amelia Dashwood Ā© 2017, All Rights Reserved.

Rise Up and Fight Again

Rise Up and Fight Again

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Sorrow drops a sullied shroud upon a tear-stained globe;
The colours of the universe then fade to ashen tones;
The fleeting birds misplace their joy;
The stars die in the shadows;
The cattle bellows frantic cries across the barren meadows;
The roses wilt;
The traffic calms;
The kettle holds its whistle;
The sorrows of humanity unfold in growing ripples;
The fiddle plays a mournful tune;
The pendulum stops swinging;
The girls and boys desert their toys;
The telephone stops ringing;
The desperate moans of exiled ghosts roll through the blackened plains;
The moon obscures her radiant bloom and tilts her head in shame;
The postman holds his jolly tones;
The dog hides in his bed;
The radiant hues of blissful Junes withdraw their rosy reds;
Throughout the world, a sea of hope rolls through the hollow lanes
And whispers to humanity,
“Rise up and fight again.”

Ā© 2017 Amelia Dashwood, All rights reserved.

Image:Ā ‘Feel’ by MartaSyrko
Source: martasyrko.deviantart.com/art/feel-367596700

Final Wishes

Final Wishes

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Sit with me,
Where silence knows me;
Hold my hand and let time stray.
Take the helm and sail my sorrow
Over oceans formed of pain.

All will seem
Much better soon
As tribulation starts to fade
For love shall comfort those who sow it,
Here on Earth and in the grave.

Lighten grief’s
Relentless burden
Casting shadows on the ground;
Wave away my aching bones
And let my memory lift your frown.

As the pendulum of living
Halts within my withered heart,
Hearken
As the breeze rejoices,
Welcoming my brand new start.

Upon the final
Curtain call,
My soul shall seek your loving face
For severance shall not divide us;
Love’s connection never breaks.

Cast away
The hurt within
And bury grief below the ground
For I shall ever walk beside you;
To thy heart, my soul is bound.

Summon up
A smile for me;
The universe awaits my hand
To chase a treasury of dreams
As destiny was never planned.

And O,
To be alive again
Amidst the dappled leaves, I’ll run,
Reliving all life’s fleeting moments
Underneath a grinning sun.

I’ll hitch a ride on feathered wings
To scale the snowy mountain tops;
A realm of immortality
Exists within the Land of Nod.

Upon the days
When sorrow calls
And colours fade to black and white,
Go, look for me in whispering trees
For there is where you’ll find my light.

Ā© 2017 Amelia Dashwood, All rights reserved.