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On seeing the Light (re)born

Seeing the sun rise over the Caribbean invites reflection

I saw the light born and reborn this morning. From dark sea and dim horizon came a holy glow,A signal that night's rule was ending;A first, tentative announcement that light and life would indeed return from the underworld. That first dim glow grew bright...

Dawn

They knew it was coming. Duty called them.....

Dawn. They stood like five sentinels around the fire. They knew it was coming. The band started to play. “First Call!” The rest of the company stirred. Each man knowing his duty. Accouterments donned. Backpacks slung. “Company Fall In!” The men lined up. ...

Bespangled Sky

The universe grants this old man another day.

Purple clouds hang against a burgeoning blue Brightening scene backdrops black trees on the horizon Darkness again giving way to light brand new Spirits of night... spell soon will be broken Flickering stars once more bidding their final adieu Chilly nigh...

The sky is bright'ning as the night retreatsThe meadows and the fields still hide in mistThe dewy grass is waiting to be kissedBy sun's first ray that orange heaven bleeds The sunlight strengthens until it defeatsThe darkness with its never yielding fistR...

She Will Save Us

Caution: Some Buffy Season 5 spoilers.

That’s not it, she’s not yours.Why? Why isn’t she mine?You shouldn’t chase her, you don’t deserve her.Why?She’s not yours,She’s a kid. A human being.She’s not a kid, She’s a key.Glowing, green, energy ball,Stuffed in a meat wrapperthe one that will end it...

dawn breaks slowly quietly inching forward as if it dares not disturb the night like a lover dares not disturb the one he loves while she is sleeping he climbs into bed slowly and pulls the covers  around her so that she is warm and he selflessly gives hi...

The General stands on the edge of the forest. His grey-green eyes haunted by death and destruction looks over the beauty of the meadow before him His heavy armor matches the heaviness in his heart. When will the bloodshed and devastation stop. Blood cover...

From Morning Songs: Morning Moon

Looking at the morning moon at dawn thinking about others who are watching

Looking at the morning moon,pale now in the southern sky,moving slowly like me,while the sun is rising in the east,bringing dawn and another day,and even though the trees are stilland it’s quiet here,no birds at the feeder,the squirrels have not begun the...

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From Morning Songs: Silence

Becoming part of dawn's silence

In dawn’s stillness,listening to the quiethover like fog,I disappearand nothing exists.No sound, no light,no breath,no motion,not even my heartbeat can be heard,just silence until the crackle of the firelike a hand clapsnaps me from myabsence.And I see a...

Morning Songs

Announcing why I write a new poem every morning at 4am

Note: For several years I woke up at 4 am and wrote a new poem each dawn never knowing what would come. I’ve collected the best of them in a book called Morning Songs and now will share some of them with those who are interested.Each dawn I sit here waiti...