There stands a girl
On barren lands,
She stands so tall
She orbs a glow;
Her smile, bewitching
Hey eyes, reads souls
On tender hook
Meadows pastures she offers gladly,
Sunshine laments her heart sadly.
Zealous joy – she’s been seeking,
From boundless promises he’s not been keeping.
Poignant songs fall from her lips,
Her evocative dance sways from her hips;
Dull aches resonates her heart
Scars resurface, in tired parts…
Lifelong battles, weathered, buried
Lifts at quiet tears shed
-Still she stands, tall and proud
Refuses to fall, be ploughed…
Of the barren lands she’s made a home,
She’s forever torn, all alone.
~ Copyright ©yikici. 2013