Carolann Dowsett


Fragments of Light 

As I walk alone 

along a sun-drenched beach

thoughts of love flow unbidden through my mind

Like playful dreams they entice me

into a world of fantasy

of imaginings beyond my ability to control 

I want to fall into these dreams 

and be lost in them forever 

hidden away in a secret place 

where the presence of evil 

can never again find me 

Entranced I float away on fragments of light 

rest dreamily upon the clouds 

No longer a physical being 

I am finally free

No longer tied down by the cruel hands 

of a world lost in the darkness of sin

I soar away to places unknown by man 

to impossible realities 

beyond human comprehension 

I am wild and free

a being of light 

embraced in the warmth of God's love 

Playfully I dance on moonbeams 

I race shooting stars 

across a universe that never ends

Joy, peace, love fills me

I have become nothing more 

than a speck in the eye of creation 

Lost, wild, free

reality slips from my grasp

I enter into a timeless void

but there is peace here 

I rest in the hands of eternity

where the wheels of time no longer turn 

in a place far beyond the reaches of man 

I float slightly through forever 

a soul adrift among a billion stars 

Heaven is just beyond my reach

I can feel its glory

The love and compassion of God 

floods my soul

and I long to go to Him

to fall forever into His loving embrace

but from a place where time is still in motion 

where souls are still lost 

and pain reigns in so many hearts 

I hear the soft whisper of my name 

I look once again towards the glory of heaven 

and every part of my being wants to go there 

to enter into this painless world of love and peace 

but the demands of the earth beckon me home 

A cry of frustration erupts from me

as I surrender once more to the earth 

and allow it to draw me back 

into its heartless embrace 

Reality seizes me

takes hold of my heart 

and I see that I am once again 

walking aimlessly 

along a sun-drenched beach 

with thoughts of love dancing playfully 

around the corners of my mind 

Copyright © 2015 Carolann Dowsett

Eternity's Plight 

I walk through  

corridors of grey  
As the light bleeds  
from the sky  
And the night  
steals the day  

I move alone  
through shadows unseen  
An ethereal creature 
A heavenly being  

I drift through the world  
loved yet despised  
Twisted and tormented  
with no alibi  

I hunger for something  
I will never find  
Because the truth is an alien  
And the inhabitants are blind  

I wander through worlds  
of colour and light  
Of mysteries unspoken  
and eternity's plight  

I am everything  
and nothing  
I am all that I am  
I am free to be me  
I belong to no man  

Copyright © 2015 Carolann Dowsett

True Love

Has anyone seen 

my true love 

I lost him 

about a hundred years ago 

between woe and go 

and I haven't seen him since 

Or maybe 

I just never knew him 


he was never real 

Just a figment

of my imagination 

A dream that's lasted 

an endless day 

A haunting melody 

that won't go away 

A longing  

in my soul 

A yearning 

that just won't go 

Copyright © 2015 Carolann Dowsett