#10 Before You Go

Written as part of NaPoWriMo Challenge 2013

If you must take the radiance with you, please
Be kind enough to leave a candle. Don’t
Let the darkness take me when you go.

If this is all you ever want then go
Ahead with all your plans and may it please
Your heart. If this be your desire don’t

Take heed the voice that tells you that you don’t
Have what it takes for I believe you’ll go
Much farther than you think you will. But please –

If I may say my will then…please don’t go.

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#9 Cycle of Change

Written as part of NaPoWriMo Challenge 2013

The whole world sees she gives her life her all
Though every fibre of her heart still will
Stay hopeful that the universe won’t change.

But we know mountains shatter, rivers change
At every bend and trees that lived through all
Must crumble at the twists of Nature’s will.

As dust and grains of sand reform, she will
Collect the pains and wonders of each change,
And tell this ancient tale to one and all:

‘The cycle’s set. Don’t you see? All will change.’