Dandelion Child

by Kakera   Apr 12, 2016


Scarlet torrents of stained water
rushed down the wheel of infinity,
as her hands reached out to touch the sky,
hoping to capture the joy of the sunlight's rays,
only to have it flow through her fingers
and trace the shadows of her collapsed smile.

She spent her tears creating the hail
that would come to sculpt beauty
into the twisting roads of nowhere
that rested in the trails of desolation,
deeply carved into the valley
where she hoped to forever rest.

So dark was her night sky,
never framed with the radiance
of a smiling crescent moon.
So endless, her frights,
causing deep shivers within her bones,
as she would curse the tenacity
of her meaningless life.

All she wanted to see was the ending
to the story that she had always dreamed,
the one forever eluding her desperate grasp.
She would express her agony
through shaping vermilion rivers
flooding the deepest reaches
of her diary - the valley,
with the remnant heartbeats
of her punctured heart.

She yearned, she yearned, she yearned,
for a morning sun's sadness
to grace her lithe figure with its smile,
as every day, and every night,
her hands would stay straight,
grasping at the sky.

Within the ravaged threads of time
imbued within her violet silk dress,
she could feel the impermanence
of the stars and the heavens;
she could feel her life crumbling into ash,
denying her wishful world of light.

But as her bones crumbled into dust,
the divine winds of providence
would finally caress her weary soul,
as she once again reached out towards the sky
before withering away,

ushered into the valley by the wind,
finally freed from mortal shackles,
dancing with the wind in explosions,
like a true Dandelion Child.

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  • 11 months ago

    by Brenda

    This is just so beautiful! It tells so much and obviously it has a very deep meaning to you-I just love it! Well done-

    • 11 months ago

      by Kakera

      Thank you for reading and writing such kind words. I absolutely love that this piece has gotten some attention now, because I was sad at it being unnoticed when I first published it. <3

  • 11 months ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Really, it is amazing thankyou for sharing.

  • 1 year ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Sad and amazing all at once, I must have read this for or five times...its just one of those writes where you have to.

    You have an amazing control over words.

    • 11 months ago

      by Kakera

      Thank you so much for your kind words, and thank you for reading. I love this one too myself, it's one of my writes that have absolutely been planned, and written with a very specific and detailed scene and story in mind from the very start. I love how it ended up working according to the vision I had!

  • 1 year ago

    by Rsan

    This here is just beautiful..Sad..but beautiful.. More especially with the image, it conjures perhaps a tragic tale which she had been longing for quite a long time.Excellent piece
    Rsan

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This is kinda sad but written with great beauty. Enjoyed reading. Take care

    • 1 year ago

      by Kakera

      Thank you for reading and commenting, it is very appreciated. I agree that it is kind of sad, melancholy is probably the main emotion guiding my writing in this piece. In a way, it's all a metaphor of something I was forced to witness, and an attempt to come to understand its meaning.