In your eyes,
I have seen the ridge on the surface of the moon,
pearls of wishes glowing across the sky,
the canvas of the night shimmering with
magic of the fairy-tales, and
all the other unseen secrets written by
When I had you,
my thoughts had wings of promises;
my dreams were full of colors;
my heart was filled with seasons of happiness, and
my lips weren't polluted with the particles of lies.
Now, it's raining inside;
my smile is blue with depression.
I seek no shelter in debris of time,
and this wrecked ship is sinking in the
consequences of my youth.
(my God; my only religion),
the greatest artist who has painted my soul.
I want to lay my head on your lap;
I want to feel precious in this adulterated world;
I want to break the chains
of this vicious circle called life,
and I want to be born again within the
warmth of your lullabies.
Judging Comment - My God; my only religion by Sinners gospel points 10 - This is an absolutely beautiful piece filled with fantastic imagery about (what I think) a parent, more so a mother, and the affect their nurturing and love can have on someone's soul. No matter how many times I read this I was left speechless each time.
A heart rending write from S.G. On reading the poem, the title holds even more meaning. In a disillusioned world, the ONLY truth and therefore the only God and religion is his mother. His mother is referred to in the past tense, but it's not clear why, however, the memories of and longing for his mother are clear and impactful. For most of us, there no safer place in our memories than being wrapped in our mother's embrace. Whilst sad, this poem is also celebratory of beautiful memories. A truly fantastic poem. :-) x