A woman stands near a deserted beach
holding her most precious possession;
her child, a baby girl wearing a simple
but beautiful little dress.
She has a look of despair, an agony
not willing to go away from her
Behind her is a palm tree in a pot
to represent some hint of paradise.
However, behind the eyes of paradise
is a tormented soul longing to be set
free from a darkness holding her prisoner
to her past, and present circumstances.
One thing she’s certain of is her child
who will somehow light the path away
from the darkness beholding her.
For it is she who will save her mother
from anguish, giving her a reason
to go on living, focusing on her set
destination, because she now has
a purpose in life.
Her purpose or calling is to be a tower
Of strength and support for her child
Who shall make her even stronger
As time progresses.
© Joanna Maharis
Excerpt from the book “Behind The Eyes Of Paradise”
About the Author
Throughout the years, Ms. Maharis has done plenty of writing. It is her greatest joy. Writing enables her to explore worlds through the written and spoken word. She enjoys being creator of lives which would have never existed without the power of her imagination. Aside from being a writer, blogger, and published author, she is co-caregiver for her elderly grandmother. When she isn’t writing, she likes to workout at the gym, cook with her aunt and grandmother, and delve into a good book. Every book she reads sparks her curiosity. Her own published works consists of Dominica’s Inferno (a novel), Japlin And Japlin (a novella), Peering Through A Streaked Window (a collective work of poetry), and four ebooks.
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