The covenant

Long ago we made a promise

to meet under the blue skies

beside the acacia grove.

You asked me to search my heart for justice

when fear clasped its chains around my feet.

And as I turned and stumbled away

you promised me unconditional love.

 

Separation began.

 

You knew in time I’d learn to trust my feelings

in the season when cool winds scatter dust around.

Apart from you, I found myself.

Who I really am.

 

Though there’s nothing in life to be certain of

I looked inside and found the answers

amidst the memories.

That love is truth and truth is justice.

And in my heart I found all three.

 

 

 

**Shared with dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night #239**

 

 

*Image from twinflames1111.com

 

 

 

 

 

10 thoughts on “The covenant

  1. Welcome to Open Link Night, Fatima, and thank you for sharing your poem. I like the romance in the opening lines, meeting beside the acacia grove and the struggle to trust a promise of unconditional love. Sometimes we need to be apart to learn what our true feelings are. I love the glimmer of hope in the final stanza

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