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Fear of Darkness

by Glenn Currier

Oh why do I the darkness fear
when evenings make my dreams appear
a photo from a darkened room
a baby from a mother's womb
a good night's sleep restoring strength
a twilight from a shadow's length
the tides that rest with darkened moon
the sunset's call for songs of loons
the morning comes from darkened East
and stars come out when days have ceased,
or is it that I'm from the West
where Eastern views are not expressed?


09/14/2002

Posted on 09/14/2002
Copyright © 2022 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Lizz Scott on 11/15/02 at 07:17 PM

Very nicely done! Excellent form and rhyme. A nice read for anyone!!

Posted by James Blaylock on 03/28/11 at 11:38 PM

I really loved this piece! I'd have to say this in an instant favorite for me. - Adding it nowww. I love writing about the night, the stars, the heavens.

Posted by Michael Anthony on 03/27/18 at 10:21 PM

This is so good.It's been around a while i know but now I have found it. Why to fear? well of course what we can and can not see are as different as (yep you guessed it) night and day. nicely done!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 09/04/18 at 03:10 PM

Congrats on POTD Glenn! Thought provoking piece of writing. Glad I finally caught up with it.

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