Love leads me on

a poem by Maryse Saldanha

Complete silence engulfs me
As thru the crowded street I walk
I see them chatter but hear I none
Alone, dreadful silence all around

Many emotions cross my mind
The silent voices echoing still
I try run away from them but they blind
Fall I and rise, hearing their laughter still

Why do you mock me thus?
When all I have done is love?
In giving I have done no wrong
In return nothing I ask

The voices continue to mock
Helpless I in the crowded street
Then a hand reaches out to it I hold on
But his face I cannot see

He leads me on thru the alleys and lanes
Onto green grass and flowered plains
As we walk I see the darkness now gone
Rises the sun for me, in his arms dawn