Within this story we call life

All have a part to play.

A tortured soul who leaves his mark;

A long soliloquy.


Or the child who leaves his marbles out

And clueless, foils the thief.


And Magic lives…


Though evil falls with vicious wrath

Yet, still, the scales must balance:

Great acts of bravery and desperation,

small miracles of kindness on the path.


The pain of loss that must expand our souls

Must reach out to fill the voids with love.


And Magic builds…


All unkind acts that break our hearts

And strip away the comfort  in our souls

Increase the gnawing loneliness inside

Burning away all selfishness

And leaving us only love.


And Magic grows…


And then there are the special ones

Whose love grows greater every time it’s shared

Who harness the power of their own loneliness

To fill the empty hearts with joy –


A unicorn who loves a wayward centaur

A dragon lord who must be with his maid.


And Magic rejoices…


Oft’ times, an unexpected servant

May turn the tides of fate with just one word

And joy fills all the cracks put there by evil

And glues them shut and leaves them whole once more.


And so…


The scales of life are balanced,

For love will never rest until they are.



Such is Magic.


Wendy Anne Darling, 2016.


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    • I think it’s all a part of that ‘life going full circle’ thing… When I was little, I used to ask my mum to give me ideas for poems, and she did. I wrote masses of them from the time I was about 9 years old.

      Mum’s no longer here to give me ideas (although, sometimes, in my dreams, she does!)

      I used to feel guilty about spending time reading friends’ posts on FaceBook every morning… but I have finally realized that it’s a source of pure gold dust for me!

      This one was courtesy of your dragon pic this morning, Colleen! Thank you for the inspiration. ♥

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      • Good for you, Wendy. I am highly impressed with your creativity. It has sky rocketed! YOU GO girl! It’s all you! ❤


  1. Stunning, as ever! I have always loved your poetry, since we were little girls. I still love them now that we are big girls – love you sis xxx

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