An Alternate Reality

Posts tagged ‘Hope’

Still the Darkness

The days are getting longer.
Still, the darkness lingers.

In the distance, a glimmer of brightness.
Still, the darkness hovers.

The hope we once held close seems far away, as,
still, the darkness hides it.

So we wait, and prepare, and believe in the day
when a shining new morning will finally

still the darkness.

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A Life Well Lived

Lingering or sudden
too early or long overdue
when the Mystery calls
all of us must answer.

We can weep and wail
protesting our fate
burying the joy along with the body
and feeling sorry for ourselves.

Or we can celebrate
letting the innumerable memories
tie us together forever
into Eternity.

And we can hold our
lost ones in our love
looking forward and saying
This is a life well lived!

Anticipation

Not the dark night of the soul,
but only the dimly lit dawn.

Not the bitterness of despair,
but only the gnawing hunger within.

This winter of the heart.
This wasteland of frozen joy.

Waiting for relief.
Waiting for fulfillment.
Waiting for the warmth
of a new spring.