Getting Old
Birth of a Papuan Tragedy

The Cracking Dawn


A fading darkness embracing the earth
Segregating the earth before sunrise
As the eyes of the bleeding flame
Glow in the hanging fog
Scattered moisture departing tree tops

A lone placid sea turns blood
With the ink of the heavenly flame
As the infant dawn casts its shadow
Commanding the wind to sleep in stillness
While the morning turns into a glittering dew

The red eyes of the glowing flame
Casts a golden spectrum like a sunflower
Painting on the dazzling clouds
Beyond the eastern skies
Reflected like a convex mirror in our eyes

The nocturnal creatures farewell the darkness 
The morning cicada welcomes the glittering dawn
While the leaping sun greets the gliding clouds
As morning birds sing their cheerful songs
The rays kisses the dew on still leaves

The calmness of dawn
Forcing the leaves not to dance
But to hide the beauty of their smile
Like an old woman sleeping beside a fireplace
Warming her body by the burning flame

The reflective flame in red and gold
Sprinkle like an ink on the canvas
With the eyes of the heavenly rays
Escaping the darkness like a thief
Illuminating the earth for twelve new hours


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Jimmy Awagl

Phil, so much gratitude for your words of motivation. It adds flavour to my hobby.

Philip Fitzpatrick

Very polished Jimmy.

You've still got the gift.

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