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Gilgit

December 6, 2006

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Because the shadows would not rest That played upon my brain, And danced like daylight on my chest, Like shadows of the rain, Because the words I could not say Were laden low with pain, On Christmas day I tried to pray, And almost prayed in vain. – Written by Anna Williams at age 18 […]

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Magic

December 6, 2006

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Sometimes I sleep while the nations roll round, Mimicking bravery, muffling the sound Of unspeakable slavery… Sometimes I weep as the voice in the sky Whispers the reasons I ought not to die, Murmurs of treason, And fades to a sigh. Hesitance followed me, painfully lingering Wrapped round the dreams I was painfully fingering Wrapped […]

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Faith

December 6, 2006

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Two thousand years ago, Close to the sea, I lit a candle Under a tree. I watched your words, and I Followed your eyes, Bathed in their promises Barren of lies. Something you spoke about Faith, or a prayer, A dream, a belief, a hope… Breathless like air. For two thousand years, it has Carried […]

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Elf Songs

December 6, 2006

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I stand alone Beside the sea. I watch the winds Who follow me. Stars are silent In my heart, And the whole world Stands apart. I sing softly To myself, Humming elf songs From the shelf. People glance at Me and frown, Puzzled, frightened. I look down. People pass me By and they Cannot grasp […]

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Blue and Bright

December 6, 2006

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I have a quiet dream I keep inside of me, I found it in a stream That glitters through the trees. And when I make a promise To set somebody free, And then I frighten them away, My dream still stays with me. I have little dream… Its warm and blue and bright, And when […]

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Prague

December 6, 2006

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The lace that I wore at my ankle is lost. Rose petals froze into gold… with the frost At our fingers, our toes, our words, and my smile, And the black-footed hedgehog tells me I’m a child. I turned my face quietly up toward the sky, With no urge to crumble. No need to ask […]

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Alone

December 6, 2006

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If you should fly a million years, Leave behind your frightened tears, Escape the milky clustered sky, And peer grim thrills deep in the eye Forget your strength. Forget your mind. But pray! Don’t leave your heart behind. If you should leave your home, your friends, And seek new dreams, new loves… new ends, Leap […]

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Untouched

December 6, 2006

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Untouched, unfelt, unheard, unseen, Unlived, unlearned, unloved, unbeen, I’ve wandered lonely in the night. I’ve felt my footsteps turn in fright. I’ve cried out singing, to the stars. I’ve felt the light that beauty mars. Reddened rainbows in the sun Meant my worlds, and yet, not one. Shattered dreams about my feet; Shattered dreams incomplete. […]

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Junkyard

December 6, 2006

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Flourescent Snake’s coil. Iridescent Spot of oil. Broken mirror’s Flash and glare; Rotten smell Demon’s lair. Yesterday’s memories Smashed and broken, These things Have Spoken. Bent cars No longer speed Down roads, Past trees. Broken vase Held flowers; No longer Holds power. Car seat On its side, On which children Used to ride. Now these […]

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What in the World

December 6, 2006

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What in the world is going on? I have a feeling I am dead. What in the world is going on? I picked up a person and it said ouch. Everyone’s having fun without me. I’m as lonely as can be. Then along came a little pig and he said, “Did you forget I’m your […]

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