DUSK TO DAWN

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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

About the author:

Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Shattering Truths, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has published two poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, and Remnants of Severed Chains, as well as several articles for Rebelle Society and The Voice of Literature e-zines.

She is the founder and publisher of Moonlit Dawn Publications and Brave Wings magazine and also the editor-in-chief of Brave WingsBrave Wings magazine promotes healing and empowerment through the written word. “Its focus,” she says, “is on the human condition—whatever we experience in life that helps us learn, grow, and evolve.”

Kyrian has worked in executive-level positions, particularly with major New York publishing companies, including McGraw-Hill Book Company and John Wiley & Son Publishers.

She is forthcoming about being a person with many years of recovery, as well as a trauma survivor. Throughout her journeys, she has expressed her thoughts through poetry, embracing every challenge to triumph over adversity. In her conviction that learning, growing, healing, and evolving is a never-ending process, she remains as grateful for the dark days as she is for every flicker of hope and light. Her passion for awareness advocacy and sharing insight motivates her to entertain in ways that provoke, enrich, and inspire.

Kyrian has always been passionate about music (all kinds). She loves nineteenth-century British literature, parallel universe fiction, thrillers, horror, and dark romanticism. She is also devoted to fitness which is a must, she says, if you enjoy cooking (and eating) as much as she does.

Feature photo cred: Tyler Lastovich

2 comments

  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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