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The Light of Orion

Updated on July 23, 2012

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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      Swati Chandiramani 4 years ago from India

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

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

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

      I pray things are going better


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      Maria D'Alessandro 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

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

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Mythical and beautiful...

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 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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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

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

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      tbalunis 5 years ago

      It's a nice piece of poetry.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful poetry!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

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

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      shalini sharan 5 years ago from Delhi

      this is a really imaginative and is beautiful

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      Maria D'Alessandro 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thanks "TheHeavyReview" for dropping by.

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      TheHeavyReview 5 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful! Stunning word choice!