Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It Is Dark


image:  Bert Stern

 Photograph courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

It’s dark
Very, very dark
Let me sleep
Let me sleep
Off the pain
The feeling of gloom
Of hopelessness
That embraces me

It’s light
Very, very light
Let me sleep
Continue to sleep
To stave off
The pain the doom
The hopelessness
Still embracing me

The dark
Of the night
Brings no peace
The light
Of the day
Is not enough
To quell
My uneasy spirit

In the dark
Should I sleep
And hope for
Dreamless peace?
In the light
Should I wake
And hope for
Soothing calm?

Barbara M Lake
Trinidad W1 
10 June 2009


  1. Beautiful and painful .. I was that way all last winter .. actually for those years in Australia too. Perhaps it has become the end of a decade of sorrow for me, as now I look forward to the day .. even though where I am it is often gloomy, I am happy and finally look forward to each day again. This poem describes exactly how I felt. ♥


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