Sailing through the universe, searching for the stone of destiny Over dark tides, through the spiral arms of the Milky Way Pulsing gas giants blind you with colour, their majesty Home, left so far behind, a speck in my mind’s eye Illuminated by memory, the blue ball keeps spinning Stars fall, like giant rocks lit by a trail of fire Taking time to marvel at the hand of God inside my chest my heart swells with the beauty, ribbons of colour to turn the mind over, Collecting my breath with ever colour changing gas clouds Away beyond infinity all things merge, making new wonders Tying the universe together like one giant playground Ending my journey back home, where the stone lay beneath my feet Destiny came knocking at my own back door… ©AnitaDawes2022
The Universe The universe is like crazy paving You cannot avoid the cracks With each step, it changes Like a constant gardener Living in a compost heap of Earth’s wine Plucking weeds, planting bulbs where they’re not wanted Changing borders, straightening edges Turning my life into a jigsaw puzzle Pieces missing, others put in place where they don’t fit, causing chaos Surely they could have chosen a better plan on the day I was born? ©AnitaDawes2022
Trembling, I stand on the edge of the universe Remembering the life I had before, the family After the long darkness The memories, pinpoints of light, jewels Evening murmurs break the silence Raging storm clouds gather Rain carries new light Evening stars, hidden by dark clouds Sun hides, waiting to shine Telling us there will be a new day Rain covered earth springs back, new life In a memory that shines bright, I remember Her face, her blue eyes that glow Love spoken without words… ©AnitaDawes2022
( For the visually challenged reader, the photo shows a purple illumination in the sky in form of a beam. We can see the stars in it. A figure is silhouetted in the light.)
Shadow and light turning around our blue planet dancing
In time with the universe.
We feel no touch nor time passing
Youth carries time without existence
It waits to find us in old age.
Still we do not feel its touch, steal our younger selves
Youth falls away without feeling unnoticed
Some minds lose moments, faces go unrecognised
While other minds stay as an older version of Peter Pan.
Bodies fail, minds falter,
old monuments vanish beneath new growth.
Time is never at a loss, it takes what it wants
It is the dark, unseen Ninja warrior
Running silently through the Universe…