EpiphanyA Poem by Doodley
With timid strength he opened lids to squint in radiant light,
As shadows danced in a blackened trance across his field of sight;
A minute's tick became an hours tock as he strived to clear his gaze,
And then upon that midday clear he saw to his amaze;
The beauteous canvas that is Life that bowed before his feet,
Of flowers bloomed by natures groom, with scents forever sweet;
Of gentle winds that kissed his cheeks as they whistled their solitary tune,
Of birdsong high that pierced the sky from Nightingale or Loon;
As he stood alone in the warmth of beams and drew crisp air deeply in,
His clouded mind unravelled its haze to reveal his cardinal sin;
That the crystal glass he clutched so tight against his shaking hips,
Of hemlock strong, was now all gone, had passed between his lips;
And down to knees he violently fell, his chest in a spasming heave,
And a single, lonely, regretful tear trickled down as he passed into Lethe.
© 2016 Doodley
Sydney , Australia
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