streets were empty,
lamps were dim
Orion was slain again
Wounded Sagittarius was lost in deep forest
Down below Leo was breathing his last.
A thunder was brewing up in the sky,
the sea was stirring,
the volcanoes fuming
The southern wind swirled over me,
trying to say something
It brought me muffled voices, broken words
Tinctured breeze played the eternal note of sadness
I walked, North Star guiding me,
Southern wind leading me.
Familiar faces, friends, colleagues, relatives
They have grown old, so fast
Prayer, worry & fear were in their eyes.
Between them lay, a human form
Aged and motionless,
with scars of a lonely sailor at rough sea.
Air, Water, Earth, Fire & Sky stood still
Sea and volcanoes stood in abyss
Nobody moved, nothing stirred
Like a lightening it came,
the last flash of life, the smile on his face
a smile full of life, love & hope.
It was a familiar smile
Alas. I recognized it
It was my smile
Yes the smile!!! Once forgotten smile,
the smile of love…the smile of hope
But for whom did I smile last???
The last smile was for thee
The last cry was for thee
I was born for thee
Thou was my destiny,
thou was my salvation
Now I’m dying for thee
Death came riding the tide
swept away the last sign of life
but the smile remained ,
the last smile to grave,
the last smile for thee…