Treasure Island

Tarrakkul the Gazzele

(25, October,1996)

My Life, I Lay You Down


Standing still
the moment before you departed
your crystal eyes
wrapped in golden lashes
oh you looked me,
you were smiling
tears of liquid love fell from your face to mine,
wrapped in each other's arms,
I still feel my head upon your chest,
the rising and falling of your breath,
your soft beard resting on my forehead.
I watched you embrace my father,
and fade in to the distance.
I wept, walking the empty streets before dawn.
My sister wept with me.
You flew across the skies,
tears brought sleep,
you dreamt of me,
of the love we have.
Had.
Sacrificed.
Knives to our hearts,
the people must live,
so our together must die.
Willing, thought it breaks us,
to sacrifice all, that the people may be free.
Your's in your land, mine in mine.
Forever apart?
So it seems,
love sacrificed for love,
love made perfect in sacrifice.......

Submitted: Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

True story. The deepest love. Sacrificed, for the man was needed to free his people on one side of the world, the girl needed to free her people on the other side of the world. The most beautiful dream shattered for the sake of justice, for truth. Why? You ask. Why not just live for self, to satisfy ones one heart? For that is not true love. Love is made perfect in sacrifice, love is one being, love is a supernatural being. A man and a woman cannot truly love each other whilst hating other people. That's not being consumed by love. When consumed by love, you know that your own life and deepest desires are worth sacrificing that others might live. So believing this, the man and woman press through deep longing and heart break that is with them everyday, in order to bless and save the people around them. Perhaps one day, many years from now, Love will reward them and bring them back to each other and join them together forever, but for now, they must seek to find joy in loving the people, and the people their all. This is what love has done to us, true love.

I would encourage you to test your love.

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