REAR MIRAGE

a poem by Richard Gildea, UK - poetry writer, author, poet

Parched dryness of the dust borne air, irritates the searching eye.
Seeking out familiar form, an image of confusion reigns.
Satin rivers shimmering, hovering, 'twixt earth and sky.
Depository doth hold remembrance, of patterned thought in similar vein.

Desert star heats up the day, intensifies the search of mind.
Becalmed the heart that beats within, to ease the burden of conclusion.
Predicament I'm now enjoined, solution soon I'll have to find.
Nor body shade can see nearby and soon to welcome deaths intrusion.

Look beyond the mortal plane, may find an answer to my plight.
Petitions sought with spirit weak, rarely carried on the wind.
Furnace flame ignites my soul, seeks solace in the cool of night.
Penance dealt with sure acceptance,
for I know that I have sinned.

Darkness comes in cloaks of ice, with cubes of light to show the way.
With tortured strength I fight dark angels; waiting lest that I should die.
Lead me o'er the dunes of life, praying for the light of day.
Mistral breeze now soothes my brow and shadows crawl away and sigh.

Once more the satin sea appears, in fixed position as before.
Coming with redemptive power, to cast away the doubt and fear.
Open eyes are needed now, to see the spirit at the core.
Free my mind of past encounter, reflections shown in mirage rear.

Richard

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