Sunlight and Shadow Play
The history lies beneath our skins
as we walk upon the silent path of pages,
our scrolls of life tangled up in the rings of yesterday.
The scarred acknowledgments
of the missteps and mistakes that we made
the things we came to know and learned along the way.
The dreams we wished upon a star for
the ones that had by some miracle come true
and the ones we still hope will come around some day.
The people in our lives who came and went
the ones who had taught us the hard life lessons
and those that we came to love etched in our hearts to stay.
When we turned to look back on a lifetime
and at the elements of what we had battled and won,
we held onto the memories caught between sunlight and shadow play.
Sandra Stefanowich is from Ontario.