copyright 2012 Bettina Network
You have chosen to sing
someone else’s song.
You have chosen to dream
someone else’s dream
You have chosen to live
someone else’s life
- and -
so you have chosen to die alone,
by those who watched your pain grow and consume your life.
While your life lies fallow – your dreams die before they were born!
Your art and music find no fulfillment, for they have no support!
Your ancestors died of broken hearts
Their stories go untold or distorted
Their sacrifices fall like dead seed on frozen ground!
Their dreams for you now float with your dreams,
unattached in the Universe.
Your ancestors grieve for you
as you grow old
and grieve for them!!!!!!
You understand – in that old age – their pain and suffering
You break the Veil calling to them your sorrow and regret!
They can hear you,
but you can neither hear nor see them!
As light dims, you feel the pull and confusion of departing
Love given and not returned
Promises broken – talents undeveloped – understanding sharpening – wisdom overgrown
Are they waiting?
Do they hear?
Do they still care?
Will they be there at the end?
Tags: Bettina Community Poetry