Break The Chain


Break The Chain


Sealing in like a roof does

the house of age,

bitterness tells the time of all.

Like a toothy tiger in the greenery

blazing its look

from prey to prey, what the

years have let down flashes into the eyes

where love once reigned.

Throw the rock into the river and be fresh again.

I need to let go of the greed for security,

and trust the path I have chosen.

The caterpillar weaves then flies.

The infant wakes with a startled cry

then smiles when seeing a familiar face.

I will believe again in what voices mock.

Forgiveness renews and no one can

stop the night from ending.



Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst



.First published in “Winamop” January 2017

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“Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.



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