Daleen Enslinstrydom

Rookie - 21 Points (25-02-1967 / Springs, South Africa)

How Long

How long will it be before the storms sets in?
How long will we be able to stand against the raging storm?
How long?

When the wind blows fear is breaking down my barriers
and in the silence between us lies so much pain.
How long will the walls be sufficient?

Please hear me when my heart do call out your name,
before stormy waters wash us to the sea and love is lost forever.
The lightning can already be seen in the distance
and in my heart I cry against the howling wind.

How long before a heart breaks forever
and words spoken in haste cannot be undone and forgiven?
How long?

The writing is on the wall
and somewhere a clock is ticking off the hours,
the storm is coming in full rage
how will we be able to stop the destruction?

The doors of the heart will be forced open,
tears will fall like rain,
eyes will be cold as snow in the winter season,
we will be emotionally barren torn apart
how lonely will life then be

when it is too late to turn time back,
when the storm is at the gate?

Submitted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Topic of this poem: life

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