Crystal and Amber

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Crystal and Amber
(For Anmol)

Angel, wherever you fly, may you have a charmed life.
May the scroll of your life coil without kink,
your totems protect you from the cruel wrinkles of life
and those unenlightened creatures who inhabit them.

May you be you without subterfuge.
May you expose your polka dots, no matter how flamboyant.
May the keys you possess open the doors where you want to go
and the scent of your spirit waft out on a welcome breeze.

What is key in you—let it write your story,
and let the stone you were born to guide your way.
Patience. Wisdom. Balance.
Bring to the world what it needs more of.

The part of the world that knows it needs you
prays to whatever God it can believe in
that you be met with
an open hand.

I wrote this poem using the symbolism of this necklace that I made a few years ago. It was written in response to Anmol’s prompt which invites us to write a poem about pride, gender fluidity, sexuality, protest, et al. or to write about the continuing fight for equality and the realization of the aspirations of the marginalised communities.For dVerse Poets

12 thoughts on “Crystal and Amber

  1. Beverly Crawford

    …”cruel wrinkles of life and unenlightened creatures that inhabit” …. oh so true! This is a marvelous poem filled with nuggets of wondrous phraseology. Bravo

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  2. sanaarizvi

    Oh my this is incredibly stunning! I especially love; “What is key in you—let it write your story,
    and let the stone you were born to guide your way. Patience. Wisdom. Balance.” 🙂

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