Cape of The Mystic

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Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
There were shadows in the narrows of a panorama charmless
Brined in startle fright and harrow
Parched of light and breathing shallow
Armed no shield to slow the arrows
Still she chose to soldier on regardless
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
With looking glass in palm
To seek to calm a failing heart
Needed charm remaining parts
Bleeding psalm
Delay depart
Proceed to faith’s embracing arms
And be seen ably taking part
In reacquainting native arc
To bleed again creative art
Crystal glistened on her knuckles
Both her legs felt fit to buckle
Still she felt untroubled by the darkness
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Only by the empty frame that painted dusk so starless
Still she chose to close her eyes regardless
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
As she reawakened
So much had been taken
Begrudged elevation
With trust long forsaken
Frustration set in
Had remained to this day
And each pain on parade
Further famed the charade
Cape of the mystic (repeat)
Robbed of her dignity
Seemed ill-equipped to belong
And a long way from retracing steps to where her quest once led
For she had long since lost the thread of any meant to be
Restlessly she leaned on her dependency to reason with the feelings unforeseen as they were seen to teem sequentially
Reeling from each fresh defeat
Within appeared her best retreat
To be the friend indeed
She dared to dream of confidentially
So seldom had she ventured to the stream
Her leaden feet such splendour ne’er esteemed
So much had been perceived
Before the vista blistered wretchedly
Her eyes had not deceived
Though sight had drifted unintentionally
Had she blinked and missed it
Life would think her contradicted
Thus predict no seismic shift to gift ascendancy
With cryptic clues perused
Seemed nihilistic to review the crude statistics that enlisted doom and gloom
Apocalyptic skies aside
Each dawn anew proved nights survived
Sweet morning dew her flight revived
As she reached higher than the skies
To climb the moon
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Cape of the mystic
Two widened eyes flamed
One entire life reframed
Within skies unrestrained
Nowise chained to detain
She became
And nothing whatsoever she had weathered was in vain
Nothing whatsoever she had weathered was in vain
With burden lifted
Something shifted
In her eyes a light persisted
E’er revealing
Senses new she tended to through feeling
Far exceeding earthly ceiling
Destined now to soar
All that taken vacant in her
Safe beneath her mystic cape
Cape of the mystic

Richard Charles Stevens

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  1. The calming music… The subject matter both blew my mind as I was thrown back a year. But Lion, I kept on reading until I saw the reassuring tree at the bottom and realised that I’m in such a better place now 💫

    1. I love that you kept on reading as pieces like this I like to call journey poems. Even through darkness, they always veer back to the light. And the tree is particularly symbolic in this one, something repeat reads will reveal. Brave Mouse has come so very far and Lion is exceptionally proud of her.

      1. Journey poems, how perfect!! I used to flounder in the lyrics of beautiful track The Journey from Disney’s The Rescuers but this mouse has found a glass bottle in the sea and is sailing on… Onwards and trying to keep upwards 🌻

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