|Artwork provided by/copyright ~ Melissa Tandoc|
Beautiful woman, weep no more, for even though we are strangers, allow me to console you in this trying hour.
Do not choose solitude as a friend over me, for I am greater than sadness and kinder than falling tears.
In spite of sorrow, the beautiful portrait of your smile still glows with timeless essence before sleeping flowers at your painted toes.
You are so attractive that your image is a replica of a rainbow gleaming upon the precious canvas of life.
My heart can offer you the gift of poetry and with visible tears of compassion, the nobility of my humble spirit will embrace your pain as if it were my very own.
Please understand that as I walk away into a world holding emptiness for the foolish dreams I bear, I want nothing in return than to see a joyful sparkle in your eyes.
You remind me of a lonely flower hiding her beauty in a cloud of sadness over a great city with majestic lights.
Your tears fall rhythmically like crystal water upon the thirsting earth, but your beautiful image has more luminescence than the moonlight over a city of unrighteousness.
Permit me to help you open the envelope of sadness that has sealed your sorrow in the dawn of life.
Let me free you from the lover who has you bound with shackles of lies and tasteless kisses.
Lovely maiden, even though I am a prisoner of lonesomeness, I follow the scent of a rose as if it is the only flower dancing in freedom.
When I walk away, please know my eyes will hold the memory of you as the most exquisite flower swaying mellifluously within the cage of my loneliness.
And when tomorrow comes, the children of God will rejoice in your ethereal radiance, but I will fade from your memory….just like a passing breeze on this painful, tear-filled night.
RFW Wk27 Runner Up Award