Both in fire,
Both in snow
Both holding onto a love
That is but a shadow.

Both in sighs,
Both forgotten,
Both grasping a light
That is long forsaken.

Both in tears,
Both alone
Both denying a truth,
Hoping all will atone.

Both in silence,
Both in night
Both nurturing a dream
That is far from sight.

Both in desperation,
Both torn
Both following a hope
That was never born.

Both alien
Both akin
Both turning to each other
Wondering where they'd been.

Flowers at the Shwe Dagon

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Born in Yangon, Myanmar, Mandy started writing in earnest in 2007, after being inspired by JRR Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". Since then she has written two volumes of poetry and is working on the third, and one of her poems, "Love is Silent" will be published in World Poetry Movement's book "Best Poets and Poems of 2012", which is due to be out in early June. Mandy's poems explore various themes, from love to nature to philosophy to personal experiences. She now lives in Perth, Australia.

Last updated April 21, 2013