Poet, Audrey Austin

Poet, Audrey Austin
This site is to honour my mother, poet, Eva Ruby Austin.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beyond Time ... a poem by Audrey Austin

by Audrey Austin
previously published in Empowerment Magazine
In motionless silence
The mad woman travels to places that do not exist
Impatient, she sleeps
By the still water pool, awaiting the touch
Of the wise, loving fool.
And suddenly, now,
He is holding her close.
She's no longer herself.
The wise fool's at peace
In this strange, private land.  The mad woman
Places her life
In his hand
Why are you? she whispers
With eyes that are open
Be with it
He silently pleads.
I carry the key
It will unlock all fear
We've travelled far
To possess what is near.
He unlocks her soul
Which unites with his own and drowns
In an ocean of lust.
She cries when she wakens
Dear God, set me free.
Let me have here on earth
What is destined to be.
Walk in peace, God commands
Wear a clever disguise, respect your sister and brother
What in timelessness thrives
Cannot happen on earth.  The wise fool belongs
To another.
In motionless silence,
The mad woman travels to places
That cannot be found.
The wise fool enquires
Of the tall tree of knowledge, will we meet
The next time around?
And God in His Heaven enjoys the cruel joke,
How wondrous his power; how heavy the yoke,
Rebellious and willful, yet true to God's rule,
The mad woman travels to meet the wise fool.

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