I’ve got the collaboration bug (I really have -well, I’ve always had; but recently it’s been a honouring experience); as you all know, back in to the lead up to Halloween, me and Richard Ankers shared six dark collaborations for the spooky season, following that, I shared two collaborative pieces which I wrote with my good friend Stablish, these were fun projects to be part of (they really were (and there’s still work going on in the background; but I’m digressing -I do that a lot when I’m writing down my thoughts, you’ve been warned. ;))), anyhoo, back to today, today’s collaboration comes in the form of John from JMC813, a brilliant writer who I only chanced through his humbling suggestion of working together (or as he says, dueting -which has a lovely ring to it), and I’m so glad he did, as he has been a pleasure to collaborate with and get to know as a friend; he’s creative nature and attention to detail is inspiring, so please do visit his blog and check out what he writes, I’m sure you will not be disappointed when you get there (I promise you)…anyhoo, I’ve talked waaaaay too much, here’s what we created, I do hope you enjoy the read.
Upon a lonely hill he stood,
An acorn resting in his palm,
Sweltering in the storm.
Young man in throes of despair
This shaking hand lets acorn drop,
Immortality’s symbol so deceiving.
A new life, a new hope
…was all he was seeking
Upon this lonely hill, he’s left seething.
Crushed by fates brazen cruelty,
Consumed by the power of her absence
Their hilltop…..begged for her presence.
In life, she was a natural beauty;
A gentle soul who loved him dearly,
Healed his heart,
Completed his soul,
He owed her his life, that he knows.
She was his angelic saviour,
For surely she saved him from himself;
She was his life’s purpose,
Unendingly it seemed
Unjustly ripped from his existence.
Trembling, he falls to one knee,
How he failed her when she needed;
His bended knee gives no reprieve
Too late to save, to protect;
On bended knee, so painfully different,
Than he ever could have envisioned.
~Copyright © JMC813 & yikici. 2013
*Image sourced from: DeviantArt.
**All collaborations can be found under the collaborations category.