The Road And The Wind

Thought I’d mark a year of this blog with something a little different.

The Road And The Wind

“before I am old
I shall have written him one
Poem maybe as cold and passionate as the dawn”

And all that while, I’d measured my futility along the way,
I too would stumble, and find no consolation
In the dust I breathed on that fateful day, yet
I knew my sister accorded all behind.

Sister, I knew that road too well; I let it wind
Until your voice blossomed and grew still
When I had stumbled countless times
And countless times has I glanced behind.

But I saw no sign; your voice grew faint,
And when I heard, I was too late.

Sister, I repent. I drowned my admonitions
In that same despairing wind.
And o! my sorrow when I saw
Your pockets of prescience lay littered behind.

Now suddenly left fumbling
In the traps of mere memories I thought long behind.
Feeling the warm sand against my cheek,
Yearning for warmer times than this accursed wind.

Sister, I left your faults to the wind!
Sister, absolve me of my sin!

Perhaps the mist shall clear from the road,
And I shall see the way I have gone,
Or perhaps some child will find what remains with the wind,
Along the path I’d left behind.

Yet now I stumble as before, fall to the same dust
I breathed that fateful day,
And sister, your voice returns,
As this wind fades away.

© Finn Maunder and “Finn.” 2013. This content is protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Finn Maunder and “Finn.” with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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