Head in the Clouds

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Cal me Mr Head in the Clouds
I don’t care
You weren’t in the sky
You weren’t even there
You will never fly
Ever climb one stair
So I don’t care

Say I’m always stuck in the clouds
You don’t know
You’re a seedling
Stuck in the ground
You won’t grow
You’re always in a rush
Clouds are slow
You can’t know

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Starlight Dreaming

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Young child
Starlight dreaming
Heaven’s up above
A different kind of love
Streaming

Reaching to the child
Window ledge below
Could he touch the stars
All that life debars
On show?

Young child
Starlight yearning
Dying stars alight
His for but one night
Burning

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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The Elephant in the Room

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If we do not speak of it
It will not be there
That’s what we said
And for days we managed
To skirt around it
For words do damage
And sight even more
If we allow ourselves to see it
So it isn’t there
It isn’t there

Until our child was witness
No filters to their eyes
No understanding of
the comfort of avoidance
And little, harmless lies
And how can we now deny it
As his little truth now blooms
‘Mama there’s an elephant in the room’

I’d still rather not see it
But it’s vexing in the extreme
For how can we unsee it
Now the worst thing has been seen?

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Church

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In the church we waited
So alone
Heaven cracking
Like an eggshell
over rough hewn stone
Doves of peace plummet
Into the dusty air
We waited in our faith
And deep despair

In the church we prayed
Hopeless fools
Angels long departed
Empty cathedrals
Resonate with loss
Every ray of sunlight
At such cost
There’s nothing there
And yet we wait in faith
And deep despair

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Primrose Path

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Down the primrose path we go
Promises wrapped up with a bow
Where we will land
We’ll never know
Down the path we go

On the primrose path we’ll find
All the choices left behind
Are they cruel
Are they kind?
As the truth unwinds

Down the primrose path unknown
Where the fields are overgrown
Many secrets
Hide unshown
When we walk
We walk alone

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Desolation

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In desolation we may fly
Be free
When all is lost
Then nothing’s left to lose
And nor are we
A broken road
Is still a way
And all we may believe
In desolation we are reborn
And free

In devastation we may build
And grow
When all was lies
There’s nothing left to prove
And less to know
A kingdom’s just
A promise overthrown
In devastation’s harvest
Let us sow

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Watery Light

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This watery light
Awakens my soul
I have slept too long
But warmth upon my eyelids
Bids them open
And gaze out
Of my prison
Made of imagination’s stone
And ponder flight and freedom
And to swim
And swim alone
To atone

Too long in darkness
Have I dwelt
Of my own choice
Like the citadel of guilt
Was comfort on its own
But light upon the water
Reminds me
of my greater home
The chance to fly
And answer all
the questions why
And to atone

c) Helen Valentina

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Glory

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This golden dawn
Arising in precious metal
The woman rides the dragon’s back
Resplendent
Oh, what a morning!
The world holds its breath
To see her in her glory
Ascend

In a ballgown
Made of fallen starlight
Weaved with with sun
She is everything
Kingdoms rise and fall
She endures beyond the veil
Awaiting this perfect moment
To be born

(c) Helen M Valentina 2017

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Path

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Early morning fog
Clear the path for journeying
Beyond the mist

All roads will lead
To where the glory yet dawns
At the break of day

Clothed in grace of time
I’m warm against this winter
I will yet endure

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Calling

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The first level is the Raven
Initiate kneels and bows
Prostrate upon the floor
Awaiting touch and enlightenment
Following the calling
To this room
This day
This appointed hour

Dweller on the threshold
Between life and death
Facing the abyss
Where madness and loss define
The way you yet may fall
Facing it all
This day
This appointed hour

Returning on dark wings
Flying on knowledge
Travelling on nothing
But information borne
Of how the calling beckons
To this room
This day
This appointed hour

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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