I am dedicating this poem to all the people on the path who have extended their support and love to those in need whether it be brother or sister, student, or friend, or even an unsuspecting stranger. Our path is not the solitary path, but the path of fraternity. Thank you to everyone who has embraced the true essence of that bond.
The Binding Colors of Light
You were like a rainbow to me,
Like a bridge between the sun and the rain
A moment of promise,
Between the scintillating light within us
And the over-bearing times of pain.
Your colors wore through me
Causing a subtle shift,
And when I looked up
I was lifted out of the horror
That sometimes life plots
To fracture us with.
You invited me to see another side of life
From a perspective all your own.
I remember the way we played,
I remember the way we innocently
Took things too far
To test ourselves and see
The quality of our hearts.
I put my hands into your facets
I breathed them in
Your energy flowed through
The caverns of my heart and mind,
I attempted to return it
With the same love and hope
You offered me over time.
In the end, like all things, you faded
But in the end, like all things, you returned
More beautiful than the past
Your colors presenting themselves
More clearly than before.
Bouncing off the drops of cloudburst left behind
I could see your shining glory
Filling the space of time.
A small reminder
That hope is never torn
From the ones
Who truly share their love.
And the vision of the rainbow
Is that no matter how far apart
We can look in the sky
And be reminded of the beauty of
Frienships’ extended arms
The way they touch softly the good and bad parts
The way they offer promise to those
Who find themselves
Rent within their hearts.