Samhain – 2006


Lighting candles this Samhain for lives lived close to me
I grieve for those taken too soon and who left behind
Mysteries of form and fire for us to dwell on
Sadly during long nights of dark and chill

Being halfway through my three score and ten
I am more aware of the shadows now they creep
Upon me unawares and make me hold closer
Those dearest to me and face the light

I feel the pull towards oblivion and savour it
Watch as my future becomes my past and
My life dissolves into memory and molecules
Entwined with my ancestors and those yet to be born

It is for memory and love that I light candles and
It is in memory and love that I step away from
The shadows waiting for me across the abyss
For now to live as best I can without those whom I love

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About titflasher

Writer, blogger, animal activist, people activist, dream-catcher maker, mommy to 9 cats and a roving band of foxes ... Blog name comes from my father's suggestion for the title of my autobiography ... after my mother's and my awful habit of flashing whenever the security police took our photo in the dark old days of apartheid South Africa. I love nature, including creepy crawlies and people, find life fascinating and frustrating and have two terrible weaknesses - nictotine and animals in distress ... can't abide the latter situation and can't give up the former. I'm Pagan but not anti-Christian, funny but quite serious, light-hearted but can be annoying. I am warm-hearted until someone p*sses on me too much, then I get soggy and even. Feel free to link me but all the words on these pages is copyrighted, so copy it and take the credit and I will find you and slap you upside the head, hard. The blog is probably best read via category as there is loads on here already, and I just got started :-)
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3 Responses to Samhain – 2006

  1. warriet says:

    the whole poem, especially your last line “For now to live…” is just what I needed to read right now. Thank you.

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