DUSK TO DAWN

by Kyrian Lyndon

She stood alone on the edge,

In darkness,

A faint silhouette

Gazing at the night sky.

Rain fell,

A sprinkler to the trees

Thrashing in the wind.

She would flee,

Abandoning places,

Suddenly unrecognizable faces.

The glowing sun of Helios

Was a beacon

For eternal bliss,

Yet deceiving.

The caves beckoned.

Every corner,

Every crevice,

Held its own mystery,

Its truth.

Still the perilous journey

Was madness—

Pretty colors and then

Darkness.

It seemed to have no end.

She heard a child crying,

A child from long ago,

A prisoner of her soul.

Stone walls around her,

Hissing sounds,

Deep, treacherous waters—

Her mind was a fractured maze.

No one could see.

No one could hear.

No safe place to run,

She had to find the way

Out…

Home…

Every stone that healed

Brought her closer to

The truth,

The light.

The climb was steep,

But she held on,

Clawing her way

In blindness,

Accepting,

Facing,

Grieving.

Raindrops glistened on the rocks.

Flower petals littered

The wet grass.

She saw vibrant orchids

In the fading light of the moon,

And, alas,

Tranquil waters glistened

Aqua blue.

Like the ancient alchemical goddess,

She was crowned—

A newborn only beginning

To awaken,

Beginning to see,

Her soul bursting

With bliss.

The beauty within

Became the beauty

Eyes could see,

Not perfection—

Courage, perhaps…

Determination,

Defiance,

And love.

She was free.

No jewel would sparkle with

More radiance,

And the years would not tarnish its shine.

from the book Remnants of Severed Chains

514mCTpQT-L._US230_Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Shattering Truths, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has also published two poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, and Remnants of Severed Chains.

Kyrian Lyndon began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, she wrote her first novel, and then completed two more novels at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five.

Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, Kyrian has worked primarily in executive-level administrative positions with major New York publishing companies.

She resides on Long Island in New York.

 

© Copyright Kyrian Lyndon. All rights reserved.

Feature photo cred: Tyler Lastovich

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2 thoughts on “DUSK TO DAWN

  1. I was captured and so drawn in from the first line. I had chills. The poem was more amazing as it continued. I could feel that child within her/ me and every emotion. So wonderful she was able to find herself through al the “turmoil” and be free. I am still on the end of that journey. Love and hugs to one awesome writer and Hero of mine.

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