I have stumbled across a new passion: writing. It is proving to be insightful and rewarding.
My thoughts have long been hiding in the shadows.
Memories laid upon the altar fade with the extinguished candlelight.
Reflections hidden on the other side of desire long to escape the darkness.
Tensions from the past are fewer, the sting of which still remains.
But yet I feel a warm glow as a melody from yesteryear comes to mind.
I find I'm lost in it's haunting familiarity as it comes to claim my conscience.
I just want to be loved and accepted.
So much despair fills the page with confusion and distraction which drowns out the beauty of the melody.
I listen to the music and allow it to hypnotize my mind.
I don’t try to escape.
In my mind’s memory I find I’m a prisoner of the chorus.
I find the melody again and remember.
Lyrics are to the soul what written words are to the poet.
I let them flow ever again to breath life as they become life.
© 2021 Laurie S Novak