The Pause – The Return

A poem about how ‘traveling’ can give us respite from our problems, however they will always be there waiting for us…

The Pause – The Return

Turbulence and hurricanes can be left, when enough distance is travelled.

Wounds, imprinted and kept, though enough distance is travelled,

The Pause.

Mountains and seas grow larger, as troubles become the never after,

The Pause.


Sins – rich enough to darken the shadow of Lucifer fall, loosed chains off the beast.

Dreams – big enough to ‘arc en ciel’ leading over chasms, can dwarf – sweetening taste and the feast.

The Pause.

Irrelevant shimmer across the landscapes, the diamond dust of a drought.

Drinking deeply from the savanna, forgetting the desert princess you feel without.

The Pause.


Journey’s trickle – an hourglass reset, return to all that was said, the time before the end.

Pain stares you in the face, platitudes are the waking seconds, dread resides within the mistakes.

The Return.

Corpses gather – the wronged ones know, forgiveness breathes life, sorry – the mesh of the amends.

Footprints fade, haunting memories of freedoms flaunt – lost health to your cells, the toil – the mistake.

The Return.


Contemplation of retreat, reversing birth does not mean to die, can you leave never, not after,

The Return.


By Alpha Maurice Cidade Cauwenbergh

© Alpha Maurice Cidade Cauwenbergh – Storyteller, Poet & Intern at Wordsmith Inc 2015. Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Alpha Maurice Cidade Cauwenbergh – Storyteller, Poet & Intern at Wordsmith Inc with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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