My First Poetic Birthday!

Sky Window

Inscription to Evil

Your eyes perceived the offering –

ripe suckling pig offered on ego’s altar.

Fangs tore flesh, and cud was

savoured. Voiceless, innocence burned;

Betrayer invoked betrayal,

tearing fragility whisper-thin.

Blows descending, betrayed shrank into a pit

shame-thick and denial-sunk. Sneering talons clawed

soul. Comatose, Heart beat on.

Shame bled dark on a soul-stain as tearless face

silently screamed. Hope of healing ripped raw the ooze;

Endangered, You clutched the more. Friend

kissed betrayal, marrying decay to heart-stir;

Agony poured fire into fatal wounds.

Battered, Heart beat on.

Soul stirred to staunch the flow

but band-aids bled away. Exhausted, Heart

cried to Healer; Wounded hands

leaked Love! You perceived and trembled,

lost footing, unleashed hell-fury, unwilling to

surrender your masterpiece.

Heart, circulating a blood not its own,

Stretched.

Stood.

Quivered on feet of glass.

Rage-screamed, You roared your hate-stench

but wounded hands held fast.

Gentle-fierce,

life-blood bled into Heart.

Glass feet glowed, diamond-studded in refining blaze.

Heart beat – IthinkIcan, IthinkIcan.

IknowLovecan,  IknowLovecan.

Flying, weightless, treading the wings of the dawn,

Heart  discarded crutch.  Leaped.  Danced.

Alive,  Heart  exhaled, inhaled, filled lungs with sweetness.

And words, flaking off like scales,

indelibly penned Inscription to Evil,

covering scars with skin.

Exactly one year ago today, I posted this poem, my first on this blog which did not start out poetic! It would take several months before I claimed the title of poet. More than 880 poems in the 365 days following this initial offering. I am honoured and humbled by the encouraging response and support of my blogging community, and honoured and humbled that God has blessed me with this gift – what a sweet surprise it has been to see it unveiled, to learn the joy and release of expressing my thoughts in this new form. Today is a day to celebrate – the Voice I lost so long ago has been found, restored, and unleashed!  The power of this miracle takes my breath away…

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25 comments on “My First Poetic Birthday!

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Happy First Anniversary; may there be many more poems.

  2. Happy Poetic Birthday!
    Greg

  3. Robert Rife says:

    Congratulations, Melody. This poem by the way is visceral and to-the-bone. Gorgeous.

  4. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you! Enjoy. 🙂

  5. Alastair says:

    Well done Melody. I have enjoyed your poetry and look forward to more

  6. Debbie says:

    What a journey, Melody! Congratulations and God bless you as He continues to reveal Himself in you and through your poems!

  7. Happy birthday to you! I second what Debbie says.

  8. Congratulations! This was a very touching poem which I had missed (not being a blogger yet at that time). I look forward to your poems and images every morning 🙂

  9. Petro Neagu says:

    Happy Birthday, dear poetic blog 🙂 I can’t believe it’s been 1 year already! Oh, my, how productive you were! Wow, 880 poems! I am speachless (well, as much as I can, hehe) and envious 🙂

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  11. lvsrao says:

    Congratulations. Happy Poetic Birth day. Look forward to see more and more.
    ALL THE BEST.

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