I wrote this poem in 1989, after falling in love for the first time. During time I wore all black, which reflected how I felt inside. 1989-1994 were the darkest years if my life. A time in which the discovery of love parallelled my discovery of pain, anger and rage. This poem represents an early effort to express pain and joy and spiritual seeking in one poem. Although it’s a pretty lame piece of writing, it marks a distinct period in my life. I spent several years struggling to express myself and in 1989-1990, I finally became comfortable with poetry as a medium.
Patch the Wounds (Possess the Huntress)
Farewell to the sinking burden,
I shall revel in your love.
Take me under,
Embrace my dreams,
Exchange suffering when our souls collide.
Don’t call me don’t call me,
Leave me to hide.
Shed that which seems normal and cast aside.
Tear the ribbon of life,
Cleanse the fire of pride.
I lurch at you
Dancing upon heart warmed coals.
Cloak and dagger conceals this warrior’s holes.
Shadowing eyes patch the wounds.
A thousand years linger onwards,
Seeking centre searching self,
Wandering in slumber.
I whisper to the secret within.
Oh dare ye possess the huntress ?
© R.J. Hudson 1989.