love flooded in through
the crevices of her soul
filling bits of bright sky
in the corners of her heart
and streaming out into
her glistening eyes
smiles grew warmer
in the winter
the sky nonchalant, lost and shy
for long, so far woke up to her
and reached out in joy
‘you look happy, shall I join?’
but there were new friends
visitors and the light breeze
a few birds and the cat that meowed
thronging into her life
as she stood up to dance
thinking, ‘why I did not know this?
why did I stop the music within?
why did I silence the chatter of dreams
reams of fantasties, giggles and laughter rolls
and look for light elsewhere hiding the lamp within!
‘Now, you know’, said the universe.
Ps: Be your own champion!