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When everything appears through a veil of brokenness, can there still be hope? Yes, there is always hope...
When everything appears through a veil of brokenness, can there still be hope? Yes, there is always hope…
she crouched in the shadowsdespair engulfed her shallow breathsbroken cries rackedthe heaving frame.
doors had closed in on herlike catacombs; a torn calendar-from the sullied wall-mocked her.reminded her of days past
of moments and occasions lostof how he was her sail, her mast.the promises they madethe love tales-together they readthe babies they planned and named.the mornings they hugged and kissed
then suddenly the evening dates he missedthe nights he swore, screamed and dissed.the air still smelt of himstale, dank, toxic-his masculinity,the evil sneer, the deadly demeanour.
in its bed, night was drowningdesperate, twisting and turningwaiting for a hint of distant dawn.
outside, the half moon scowleddesolate, wrapped in a shroudcrawling on the back of a lonely cloud.
something inside her cracked,is this my fate, my destiny?deluged – on her tears she choked.
a warbler sung a beauteous paeansuffocated, she flung the door openinhaled the refreshing night jasmine.
I am diminishing, so are youbut I will rise and shine againthat has passed, this shall too.
the moon whispered from behind the cloudsa tiny smile slowly lit up her facevanquishing the veil of brokenness.
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