Green Sorrow

From his silent cry

I should have heard

The deafening mutterings

Of that forbidden word

 

The voice inside of him

That from nowhere came

Had enslaved his body

And dressed his spirit with pain

 

For he knew it was time

To take his last stride

In the shoes of a man

Who had fostered false pride

 

And to me he wept

Unmasking his fears

Of embracing a truth

He’d suppressed for years

 

Now in his eyes I see

A deep green sorrow

That binds us together

As it will be mine tomorrow

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Photo: Low hanging clouds cast light on a rain trodden path leading to who-knows-where in the Yarra Valley, Victoria

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