General Poetry posted April 21, 2008 Chapters:  ...7 8 -9- 10... 

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A chapter in the book Precious Gems: An Anthology

Carved in Stone

by Gypsymooncat

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Nearly four years he's been with us, and I don't know if I'll ever see his human side.

I cannot hope to rearrange 
this thing now carved in stone 

Time has slowly come around and with it, a message shown
Even the years you've spent with me, and seeds that we have sown
Have not erased the need in you to always be alone

I feel the tears like rain that fall upon your barren ground
I sense within the depths of you a sorrow without bound
The love that you had always sought, but have not ever found
The words that form upon your lips, but never make a sound

The pain that you so deftly hide behind your eyes of blue
Sometimes it shoots out from those depths, revealing some of you
These times of raw emotion shown are precious but are so few
They slip away without handhold or a way I can pursue

You are not bound to me by blood, you grew not in my womb
I simply tried to offer you a safe house from the doom
I've tried to show you care and love, while also giving room
Yet knowing that the time was short, your leaving always loomed

The bonds of birth are surely strong, and rarely can be torn
I keep what I suspect from you, while deep inside I mourn
I pray for a release to come, from dark, the light of dawn
For what I feel is sharp within, a twisted, jagged thorn

I will not keep you from your need to leave our family home
The door will be left open should you tire of being alone
And I'll remind myself when thoughts stray far from what I've known 

That I can never hope to change 
this thing now carved in stone

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