Long Afterwards

 

 


we are
the patchwork quilt
of yesterday...

 

frayed edges
mended
faithfully...

 

some pieces
faded with
the passing time...

 

others stained
with salty tears
and blood
shed by
the hurts
of long ago...

 

it is
a blanket
wrapped around
the soul,
providing
shelter
as we
journey on....

 

it offers us
the warmth
and comfort
brought
by
lessons learned...

 

come snuggle
deep within
its
gentle folds
and
feel
a sweet content,
as we gaze
upon
the rising sun
and see
the newness
of tomorrow.

 

 


Liana Brittain
September 2, 2002