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Posted: May 18th. 2008 8:22:48 PM

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Crying Out Loud

by SilverAngelFire

Age Group: Adult

Crying Out Loud

There is nothing here
Save this dark existence
The air stale and cold
He believes it to be true
This will be his fate
An eternity of dank nothingness
As the bitterness envelopes him
But even from here
He is turned away
Until that single moment
He shall look upon the face of redemption
All that he has lost

At both ends the light burns brightly
Perhaps it is that he must choose right
Before he may cross left
For now his heart steps back in time
Awaiting passage to the future
Via the wheels of realization and acceptance
The path outstretched before him
A crossroad, silent and barren
Though it is not his alone to travel
It is time now that he must learn
His Gods have spoken unto him
And so it is with great reluctance
His journey must begin

In her blindness he finds innocence
Uncorrupted beauty that calls to his heart
Though then, he would not readily admit it
In the years that have passed
He can do nothing more but smile
As she shakes her head
And speaks aloud to no one but herself
Or be it when she eats or breathes
Even more so when she sings
Sing for me again he whispers softly
My muse, it is time for you to see
Maybe one day it will be so
You will truly understand
The story that your voice carries

Still, for now he must go unnoticed
Until the time shall come

Just as a garden is slowly nurtured to abundance
So too her sight begins strengthen
Beneath a gentle hand of love and wisdom
She sees, though she cannot explain
Their journey’s intersecting in time
While the terrain at times seemed unmanageable
The road has somewhat smoothed over
The words he speaks no longer go unheard
Until at once she is of her own strength
Her own light
Trust now her only obstacle
Whereby the student becomes the teacher
If it had not been his name she cried out
During a moment of adoration
He would have thought it a battle better left to lie
But it was his name, and a cry he shall not soon forget
And without thought he rushed to her side
In him something had changed
The darkness overcome by light

It was as if bells had rung some days later
The summoning of the great Gods
Calling him before their divine thrones
“You have learned and taught well
More than we’ve expected
You are free now
To do whatever you should choose
Without bind to the crossroad
You have arrived and needn’t return”
“Then it is that I choose to return”
His words like daggers
Piercing the solitude
“You forced me upon this path
Now it is that you expect me to turn my back
I will not
Because I cannot”

The Gods conferring
For what seemed an eternity
Granted his wish to return
And in doing so he agreed to lead
Whenever it should be called upon him
“You do not yet realize the extent of your choice”
“By returning you have yet to face your greatest challenge
All that you cherish on this path
You may one day be forced to let go
Without hindrance
You must let be whatever is to be
For in the end all will be returned unto you
To spend your days as you see fit
Though in truth it is not our approval you need seek”

He returned to his path as he had asked
Whereupon they sat for a long while
On the banks of a silver river
“So it is that I have found my redemption
I am free to do as I choose”
With her eyes wide she listened intently

“You can return home now”, she said excitedly
I am strong now, I can help get you there”
“No, I do not wish to go”
He spoke sternly
“But, it is all you’ve ever asked for”
“Then, I’ve since changed my mind”
“You must go she protested
It is where you belong”
“Then you must come with me”
“Oh my love, but it is not where I belong”

He sat silent for a long moment
His only response was this
“I will not go for all the reasons you know
Where one heart resides, so too does the other
If it is that you do not belong
Then I too do not belong
And it is not a pain I can endure
So it is that I wish to stay
Though you must promise me one thing
Without hindrance
You must let be whatever is to be
And not grieve
On a day when you may have to let me go
For all that I cannot give you
I must know you will be cared for properly
Just as I would care for you
Do you understand”

She stared at him, shaking her head
For what seemed an eternity
Finally, her only response was this
“I cannot make that promise
For all the reasons you know
Tell me, what then will happen
When it is your name I cry out
I will be left with nothing but ashes
Who will it be then that would understand
Where one heart resides, so too does the other
If you are not accepted
Then I am not accepted
It is not a pain I can endure
For all that you cannot give me
I am in need of nothing
And wherever it is I may travel
You too will be at my side
Only then what is to be can truly be
Without hindrance
So it is that I wish you would stay”

“You must promise to try”, he whispered
As he kissed her forehead
“I do”, she responded softly

Watching from a distance
One of the Gods stood smiling
His authority unmasked
As he looked up his Goddess before him
Mumbling unto herself
“They have learned well”, he began
“More than we’ve expected”
Her only response was this
“As did we my love
As did we
For where one heart resides
So too does the other


Author's Notes: Just felt like telling a story. :o)

Author's Location: North Lauderdale, Florida
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