The mountain before me
blocks out the rising of the sun
and if I focus only on its enormity
and the challenges it presents
I miss what is happening beyond.
A tree at the peak stands barren,
stark naked against the grey of the sky;
it is the dead of winter and nature sleeps.
But I do not.
The turmoil inside me continues to churn
and while nature reflects my dying spirit,
still I am unable to slow the inner mechanism.
Light begins to streak the sky,
beyond the tree,
beyond the mountain;
colours take hold -A new day is dawning.
Inside, there is celebration
A new day is dawning in here as well –
New hope, new joy, new possibility –
For I am yet alive.
(Penned January, 2002, edited 2016)
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