#41. Azuka, Iruka: past and future souls collide!
Day 25. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!
Poem: Azuka, Iruka: past and future souls collide!
When past and future souls collide
He was a son of the red soil, a child of seasons past
His ancestors laced him with showers of blessings
And when he came into the earth, they named him Azuka!
May that which is said behind your back be great and whole
May they, seasons past, be anchored on greatness to propel you
She was a child of the whispering winds, a free-spirit, an old soul
She came forth to heal the unforgotten pains of the past
They heard her first shriek of laughter and called her Iruka!
May that which is in the future be more glorious and bigger
May your tomorrow be more wonderful than you ever dreamed
Soul-mates, yet locked in a dark dance of guilt and pain
Wound-mates, trapped in a quicksand of shame and blame
And when they both fought, they, past and future collided
The disregarded, unacknowledged present suffered
For he is attached to what was lost and broken
And she is tied to only fears of what could be
For many centuries and many lifetimes
Across the chasms of time and space
They are doomed to repeat this foolish dance
Their souls cannot resist the bright tortuous flame
Of both attraction and destruction burning as one
Unwilling to bend or yield, they languish in anguish
Stuck in a hellish limbo, each refuses to let go
Of the sad memories of a past filled with sorrow
And the fearful, distrustful visions of tomorrow
Both so busy in being right, they had no time for right now
Thus, they forgot to create the healing dreams of today
Azuka! Iruka! Past and future souls colliding into nothingness
Or with a simple shift, paradise regained in each other’s arms?
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