Friday, 09 March 2012

No Going Back...

Winter Solstice by UK Pastel Artist Tracie Koziura - click to enlargeAs I look in your eyes, I see triumph and madness
Yet I long to tell you the pain that I feel
I long to understand the fear and resentment
find a way for this rift between us to heal

I bear no ill will towards you or your brothers
I ask for no favours just to live life my way
Our world bears the scars of the wars we have waged
It's time to lay down arms and call it a day

I hoped for too much when our paths crossed this morning
I believed it was time to put an end to this war
But my biggest mistake was to have faith in your hearing
Not in my lifetime will I see a hand touch a paw

The darkness draws closer as my spirit grows weaker
looking up to the eyes of my brothers of old
the wisdom of ages gently soothing the trembling
Replaced by the deathly numbness of cold

Unable to run, I lie here at your mercy
and watch as my life blood runs through your hands
Realising my sacrifice will make little difference
Your need to destroy can be felt across the land

Your eyes gleam with fire while mine slowly fade now
On the wind comes the distant call of my pack
Howling with grief and unconsolable sorrow
As they, and I, realise there is no going back...

Poetry: ©2006, Tracie Koziura
Artwork: ©2011, Tracie Koziura

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