DARK NIGHT of the SOUL

Photography Prints

Words and Image COPYRIGHT Jenirose Hall ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

SOUL LIGHT – SOUL NIGHT

Shattered soul,

mirrored in fragments

on the altar

of unforgiveness.

A fractured moonscape,

of broken promises

unmourned losses

and unrealised dreams.

Her body bends,

bowed under the weight

of expectations

and incompatible conformity.

Angel of light –

disintegrating on

a desolate shore –

charred by cool rejection,

…  extinguished!

 

Childhood is not always a joyful experience. Unforgiveness, blame, shame and rejection are wounds no child is able or prepared to deal with. It is only with time, maturity, reflection and detachment that I was able to express this through art and poetry without rancour.

Bitterness hurts the person harbouring it, as does the inability to forgive. To forgive is to let go. Forgiving does not mean forgetting, nor does it mean embracing the person who has caused such harm. That’s not wise. That’s casting pearls before swine! It’s asking for that most precious gift – our soul/heart – to be trampled underfoot.

To let go and move on is to embrace life anew, or to put it another way, as this image and poem suggests – to resurrect oneself to a new life. But first… all the old hurts and resentments must ignite and burn away. Though, for me, this was a deeply spiritual process, it was not without pain. However, it was worth it and I would not change a thing even though I would not wish it on anyone.

 

 

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