The Light of Orion

The dark chamber of my sphere

smothers me like dust from a storm

whipped up from a fury of wind and rain

mixed with disappointment and excruciating pain

The knots in my mind are fixtures which

form the new landscape of my dreams

and stop me running away from my past

making my journey to freedom last

All I see is smog obscuring even the kindest word

and intermittently I hear laughter bellowing

into the atmosphere like the roar of a lion

In a cage too small to contain the light of Orion

Silence has become my trusted companion

slowly and gingerly guiding me to blessed peace

whilst solitude takes my other hand and leads me

to smooth waters where noise can finally cease.

© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

Absolutely beautiful! Stunning word choice!

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Thanks "TheHeavyReview" for dropping by.

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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

this is a really imaginative and is beautiful

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Mesmerizing, philosophically deep and thoughtful. Such a beautiful poem!

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Beautiful poetry!

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tbalunis 4 years ago

It's a nice piece of poetry.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Beautiful write--and for me, especially the last stanza---

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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

This poem has a perfect balance of rhyme, meter, and content. Your word choice is magnificent. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Mythical and beautiful...

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

stellar poem. sorry about that. but it was heavenly.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Had me floating out in space Maria. Love that pic.

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scrittobene 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Author

Thank you everyone for reading my poem and commenting. You have all been very kind. Cheers.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Maria... this is breathtaking my friend. Bless you..

I pray things are going better


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swati17 3 years ago from India

Beautiful.....piece of art through nicely woven words...!!

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