There’s a collective storm brewing

the likes of which we’ve never seen.

Words that whispered through our minds

are on news feeds for all the world to hear.

The cacophony cuts like a knife,

interrupting peaceful dreams

and guiltless sleep,

driving us from sylvan glens

to roam among the brambles,

life’s blood dripping scarlet

upon the thirsty ground.

Hope is all we have left,

a refuge, burning bright,

the eternal flame of a single candle

chasing away shadows

in the eye of the storm.

A glorious winter sunset over English Bay (Vancouver, B.C.) representing hope and light.

A glorious winter sunset over English Bay (Vancouver, B.C.) representing hope and light.

About anotetohuguette

I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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27 Responses to Maelstrom

  1. sandraleigh108 says:

    You are an amazing poet! Thank you for sharing your innermost world!

    Sandra >

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  2. Ugetse says:

    Oh Kim…your words transport the heart and makes one stop and think . Thank you for another profound poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Rachel McKee says:

    Cheers to hope and beautiful words, my friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jim says:

    love the photo. that’s a very good shot.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. A beautiful poem, Kim. Moments of unrest and the stormy environment eloquently expressed in this write.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beautifully written.I do hope the candle light illuminates the dark. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Elorm Yankah says:

    Hope is truly all we have left in this world. I pray we hold on to that! Great poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Shirley Ross says:

    Love the hidden imagery. Thoughts we are all thinking, praying for the compass to turn in another direction.
    Love Mom

    Liked by 1 person

  9. markmkane says:

    Wow! Kimberlee, that was truly elegant but insightful at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. michnavs says:

    Again i love to read what your mom.has to say…

    This is such a powerful poem..

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Beautiful poem, specially the last lines. Hope really is what we have left in the end, comes at a perfect timing, thank you!

    Don’t know if you have already, because I’ve been away for a few months and I’m starting to catch up, but you should reach out to online magazines, submit, and have some of your work published there. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Jolene says:

    Awesome photo + inspirational words😊

    Liked by 1 person

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