Do you remember when the sun saved his life
When it literally saved a soul
Warmed his bones, and brought him home
Sat on the deck chair feeling nowhere but the sun called him on
Do you remember when the light lifted his eyes, to the skies
it revived and helped him survive
He ran for miles, round and round, creating the circle of protection around their house and around their mortal stones
Circle me, Lord,
keep protection near
and danger afar.
The words heard within, from above, below, a mantra, an invocation, a prayer for the salvation of his humble soul
©John de Gruyther 2019
John is an author, poet, songwriter and visual artist. He has delusions of grandeur and wishes he was Johan Cruyff. John has worked with Titan Publishing, Star Trek Magazine, The Guardian, LSG Media, The Citizen, SFX magazine and many more. You can read more of his work at The World Outside the Window.