• lovenotes_from_carolyn 50w

    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.
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