Saturday, April 9, 2011

Before dawn







In the silence and the darkness in a cold and moonless night,
it's an anguished scream that tears through the soul with all its might,
as the dark fear has a grip on your limbs and on your heart,
takes the breath from hope that's seeking your direction to re-chart.
Feel the anguish, feel the pain, feel the deeds that brought regret,
feel the anger, feel the heartache of the past you can't reset,
and the dark will turn to shadows, turn to dawn if you have time,
walk towards this unseen promise, in the daybreak church bells chime.






20 comments:

  1. A promise of hope at least is offered. All i see on this side of the pond is anger and confusion and the church bells shriek not chime.

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  2. I am so glad to see you again Shadow. I hear your pain through your words. Safe hugs.

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  3. good to see you shadow...

    yeah, life has its mountain tops and deep valleys, neither last forever...like the keep walking toward the promise...somedays that is the best you can do...

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  4. Sometime the past regrets eat away until we open our eyes wide and see it is time to move on. I like the "unseen promise" in this post.

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  5. "that tries your journey to re-chert" might keep closer to the rhythm you set up at the start of this chilly dawning-morning? It reminded me of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes... I loved the galloping feel of the words. Nice to see you here again! :)

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  6. Beautifully expressed!
    Your words have a great strength..

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  7. SHADOW! There was once a fellow named John Cameron Swayze who advertized on TV a wristwatch --TIMEX! His famous line for 20 years, was "....and it keeps on ticking!"

    Hon, you NEVER stop ticking, never stop being the best at what you do. I and nearly everyone could make a clear personal comment on each one of the eight lines in this, "Before Dawn". For obvious reasons I'll just pick the last two lines as more than special (since the whole piece is special!) for me: paraphrased, "If I have the time --wait for dark to molt into light, promises unseen accompanied with chimes...will be mine"!

    Thank you SO much! Are you still working the drums? I'd LOVE to her them (that's the first time I've uttered that statement--re drums--grin!
    Love and PEACE!

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  8. Your words are always a welcome sight. Love your depth, honesty and creativity.

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  9. Beautiful... But the sense of emptiness remains. However, sometimes it makes us stronger.

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  10. this leaves me feeling like I had a visit from the three ghost of xmas past....

    I love it and you...

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  11. beautiful Shadow...the image is perfect with your powerful words.

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  12. As Always, your turn of phrase, expressing your beautiful mind, is to say the least, arresting.

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  13. Wow. Just wow. Beautifully done, Shadow!

    Trish
    www.synchrosecrets.com/synchrosecrets

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  14. good for a sunday though you wrote it saturday...last dawn i could have...

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  15. So much happens before the dawn breaks, at least there is so much possibility before the eternal light shines.
    A simple decision could change so much.
    Nice one.

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  16. Good to read you again Shadow. Dawn brings promise.

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  17. Walk toward the unseen promise...I really like that. And the photo you've used with your prose...again, priceless.

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  18. Oh i can feel the pain for feeling a deep pain myself right now. Tears this brings but also some comfort. Thank you!

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  19. The pain, hurt, anger is deep seated inside heart, but still the church bell chimes will soothe this worn put heart.For god will always be there for us.

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