Thorns of Time (Part II)

Grace Widy

Thorns of Time (part II)  by Maria Fokas

I watched your words turn into stone.
              – First you left;
 And then, I said goodbye –

One by one, tomorrows disappear, like candles end.
             – Up in the sky, the clouds manifest in mystery,
 First love recalls the fear of oneness, inevitable paths to claim

Damn those walls, like mountaintops that never end.
             – Losing leaves a painful sting behind,
 A hovering shadow that clings on till we say farewell –

We write, and write, and then forget the reasons why.
             – A promise broken or misplaced, and then fades away,
The key is lost, and then is found, with no regrets to mend –

And still, I’m grateful for the things you gave me.
             – For the moon, for the stars; for the rest of time,
  And for the scent of love; you kissed my lips with freedom  –

First, you left;
             -Then, I let the candles burn till the night was gone.
That was the end; nothing was wrong –


Photo Credits: Grace Widy

The Thorns of Time

Martin Hanley Photography

The Thorns of Time by Maria Fokas

First, you left;
And then, I forgot.
             – I watched the days go by in silence
Without a sign of love; I waited –

I felt the thorns of time.
             – I wept for the miracles
Those we left behind –

Damn those walls we swore to break.
             – And all I ever wished for
To find the truth, in all the loves that slip away –

Stripped of dignity; the things I’ve done.
             – My heart has turned against the tide
The heart of time bestows all hope –

I am grateful for all the things you gave me.
             – For the moon, for the stars; for the rest of time
And for the song, you sang, before you said goodbye –

First, you left;
             -Then, I let my heart forget.
That was the way, of our infinite day –


 Photograph Credits: Martin Hanley