This piece ended up being so long that it's more like a short story than a poem. It encompasses elements of truth, fantasy, metaphors, analogies, and is also somewhat autobiographical/biographical. I suppose you could call it Carolyn Glackin's version of Disney meets The Matrix.
A Tale as Old as Time by Carolyn Glackin There's a magical moment That happens each day When the sun's coming up As the moon fades away And within that moment Any dream can be real If you simply believe And you let yourself feel Through the sands of time Just beyond the veil Lies an ancient forest With a timeworn trail And if you're ready and willing It'll lead the way To the dream that dwells In your heart on that day Oh it's been attempted By lesser men Who simply gave up Time and again For they just couldn't fathom That their dream might come true So they turned back around Without further ado But my friends, there is one man Of whom I've heard tell With the favor of heaven And the fury of hell He was strong, he was mighty, Kind and loving as well The renowned archangel, Rapha El Now, Rapha had been Assigned here on Earth And he felt that this world Was more trouble than it's worth He longed to be back In the heavens above In his one true home With the woman he loved But little did he know She'd devised a plan For a life here on Earth For the sake of her man The details are lengthy So we'll leave that aside And continue the tale Of the angel and his bride So, before he departed The woman he'd miss Stared deep in his eyes And said something like this: "When you feel lost, sad, and alone, find a memento that reminds you of home. Keep your thoughts on the stars, to your heart, be true; and I promise, my love, I'll be right there with you." Years later, in a forest While pondering this, As he thought of her voice And he yearned for her kiss It was right at that moment When moon turns to sun That Rapha was tested On the lessons of love His feelings were strong And His heart was true Yet he longed for his love Oh what should he do? He could go on without her For years on end Or abandon the world He'd sworn to defend The green of her eyes A sky filled with stars Two simple pleasures His favorites by far And as he thought of them His anxious mind cleared And out of the darkness An old trail appeared He was shocked for a moment As he recalled an old tale Of an ancient forest And a timeworn trail Where at just the right moment Your dream could come true If you simply believed It could happen to you Then a voice from the heavens That only he could hear Delivered a message And his mission was clear: 'Look for the girl With green stars in her eyes, For she is the home That you seek in the skies.' So Rapha stepped forth On that fate filled day And entered the trail Without further delay He travelled through darkness He travelled through pain He travelled through fear, Contempt and disdain For years this went on Day by day, night by night And though tired and worn He refused to lose sight Of the love in his heart That would lead him back home If he'd only remember What he'd always known Finally, one day The trail reached a dead end Rapha thought he'd been duped And he couldn't comprehend The point of a journey That ended like this When he'd hoped that it'd end With a reunion and bliss He sat for a while To decide what to do He looked to the sky So beautiful and blue Night soon came And he looked to the stars And heard "Rapha, my love I'm never far..." In his mind, there she lived In his heart, there she breathed In his soul, there she dwelled And now, no longer aggrieved Rapha stood to head home This lesson, now learned The truth and the beauty In his memory burned As he rose to get up And he turned around All of the sudden Without a sound He found himself home Asleep in his bed And assumed that the whole thing Took place in his head He held on to the lesson With love in his heart And all of the wisdom It had to impart His love would be with him Whether here or there So he no longer doubted And he no longer feared A few short months later While walking along And thinking about her He heard a familiar song From a woman with green eyes That shone like stars And he decided to meet her As she arose from her car "By chance, could you tell me what you were singing just then?" Said she: "Just something I heard once, from a very old friend." Then she smiled and she winked And right then he knew The love he'd awaited Was now here, pure and true He'd had to learn first That wherever you go If there's love in your heart You are ALWAYS at home And as for those love birds Well, what can I say? Their story is written And it continues today Right here, in this world A tale as old as time A story that is yours As well as it's mine It belongs to all people Who feel lost and alone And I hope when you hear it You'll soon find your way home. Many blessings of the heart, Carolyn Glackin Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017 Image credited to the rightful owner. #writersnetwork#pod#readwriteunite#fantasy#truestory#angels#truelove#twinflames#soulmates#lovers#blueraysoul