In the Arms of Serenity

Updated on November 13, 2017
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H.Sanbika is medically oriented by degree though she's not practicing it currently, Her passion on scribbling thoughts dragged her here.

Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. You will go away with old, good friends. And don't forget when you leave why you came.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

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In the Arms of Serenity

She was sitting atop a huge slab of stone near the seashore. And from where she is, she could see the shadows casted by the glorious setting sun. "It's beautiful, so beautiful..." uttered her mind. She bent her legs, hugged them then mindlessly set her chin above her knees. Her long black hair, freely blown by the gentle whispering wind, sometimes covers her tired and worn face. She's sitting there for quite some time now, feeling every bit of touch by the chilly breeze on her ghostly skin. Her eyes were void of emotions, nothing can be drawn out, clouds slowly settled in."Nothing can ever parallel your beauty mixed with the wrestling hues of light and dark. It makes you even more fascinating.But, why is it that you need to be imbued by darkness to be completely splendid?" She sighed. "Right, you look magnificent that way. But every time darkness has to hide you, you lose the capacity to bring light to every single thing that needs you. Why does that time eventually comes? Why is it that with every day that you rise, I dreaded the moment when darkness has to swallow you and leave me behind these black nights? Why was I given the chance to bathe in your beauty and ponder this matchless bliss only to be snatched away from me again? Why can't you stay there...then I wouldn't have to grope behind the shadows. I would walk on thorny trails, I'd trip and fall from high ragged cliffs. Every time you're gone, evil nightmares keeps on chasing me. I ran unceasingly even if I'm extremely exhausted, I couldn't stop. And with every corner I search, there's nowhere I could hide. There's nothing I could cling on with every fall, no one I could lean on. Even if I tried to fight, the limits of my ability betrays me. These chains entwined around my limbs persistently feed on my strength. Whenever they caught me, nothing compares with the pain inflicted by every cruel lash whipped on my pleading heart." Tears welled from her eyes. The lovely view blurs out. Memories swiftly flooding back through her faint mind.

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Her haggard face, completely soaked with tears, inclined. The setting sun was now fully concealed by the bright moon and twinkling stars. She thought it's finally over, once and for all she won't be crying anymore, It wasn't yet. Here she is, still with fresh tears creeping down her cheeks. Palms burying her head, thin shoulders shaking. "It's not bad, but why is it so hard? Why is it so heavy?" She knows she has to be free from that measly cage. She gazed at the heavens. "Excuse me Miss are you okay? It's dark, why are you still here?" Startled by the voice behind her, she simply wiped her face and turned to where the voice came from. A tall guy in army uniform was standing in front of her. " Uh...I just need some fresh air." Trying to tame her shaky tone. He smiled. "It's so cold out here and you're alone, aren't you afraid?" If it's okay with you I can escort you back to your cabin," She stepped back. "Uh...well please don't get me wrong, I just saw you here and I'm just concerned." He politely explained, She looked cautiously into his gray eyes. He distanced himself. "I just thought you're in trouble so I came and you seem to be really cold you're trembling." She could see his eyes sincere. 'Twas then she realized her body in such tremor. He removed his coat and handed it to her. She slowly reached for his coat when he continued, "If it's okay, I'll put this on you." He said. "Wow...you're so cold!" He seems to be alarmed. She stared down her feet, "I'm okay now, thanks to you." She remained silent and as they walk she sometimes glance at his direction. They finally reached the front door of her cabin, "Again , thanks for bothering to accompany me here. I really appreciate it." She turned back her gaze on him only to realize he had been staring at her intently for awhile now. Feeling a bit uneasy, She managed to say something. "Anything wrong?" He appears to suddenly get back on his senses, "Uh... nothing, goodnight Miss." She felt a little lighter now. Trying to remove his coat to hand it back to him, she was met by goose bumps waking on her skin. It wasn't there,there's literally nothing on her shoulders but only her thin white dress. She looked back to where He's standing just a moment now, He wasn't there. She could only see silhouettes drawn by the moon from nearby trees. She couldn't notice any movement nor sound but the soft rustling leaves from the wind. She took a deep sigh and look up the skies. The moon is partially veiled by the night clouds but it's shining brightly now. A smile break its way to her lips. She knew it might not be now or tomorrow but she's sure it will come.

© 2017 Himeko Sanbika

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    • XBhelliom profile imageAUTHOR

      Himeko Sanbika 

      10 months ago from Philippines

      Thank you so much! Mr. Martin, so pleasant and encouraging to read that from you...:)I personally draw them..thank you..it's really inspiring.

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      Martin 

      10 months ago from Nairobi

      I like the choice of your images to accentuate your message Sanbika,i loved it.

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