The Forest of Shadows

I set forth into the forest of shadows
Armed only with courage and willingness
To face whatever approached me
I met ghosts and ghouls
Strange creatures from the past
Such hideous desperation I have never seen
There was a cacophany of terrible noise
And the wind howled through the trees
Determined to scare me back
To the safety I once knew
But there was no going back
And I pressed on
At times I feared for my life
Yet I walked on through the darkness

And then, at some point,
Everything became still
The wind died down
And the noise settled
A freshness arose
And a gentle fragrance filled the air
Dawn slowly opened it’s eyes
And the light filled my heart and mind

It took years
But it seems like minutes
Time is a skater on thin ice
But below the surface
Is the timeless truth

Freedom lies 
In the great forest of shadows.

6 thoughts on “The Forest of Shadows

  1. Nicole Stracy

    Thank you kindly for everything

    On Thu, 5 Jul 2018, 15:42 Poetry of Brokenness and Beauty, wrote:

    > Kavi Jezzie Hockaday posted: “I set forth into the forest of shadows Armed > only with courage and willingness To face whatever approached me I met > ghosts and ghouls Strange creatures from the past Such hideous desperation > I have never seen There was a cacophany of terrible noise ” >

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  2. Nicole Stracy

    ok no problem please take care for yourself when you can and take care kindly and gently of yourself and your health.it will be wonderful to hear from you again when possible.thank you kindly for everything.lots of love light joy and blessings from nicole x x From Nicole Stracy 😀😀😀😀😀

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  3. Hi i just wanted 2 tell u that I really enjoy your poetry! They resonate with me n lift my spirit. Thank you 4 sharing your gift!

    On Thu, Jul 5, 2018, 9:41 AM Poetry of Brokenness and Beauty wrote:

    > Kavi Jezzie Hockaday posted: “I set forth into the forest of shadows Armed > only with courage and willingness To face whatever approached me I met > ghosts and ghouls Strange creatures from the past Such hideous desperation > I have never seen There was a cacophany of terrible noise ” >

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