Comes the Darkness

Sundown.

Comes the darkness.

The shadows are king

And the night wings slip away.

Sundown. 

The Storm breathes evil

Upon the waters 

With deep hated breath.

The boy felt it.

He heard the violent voice

Hissing through

The punishing front.

Sundown,

The boy was thinking.

Sundown,

Comes the long reign of

Day’s corruption

Where hellhounds roam freely

Through each beating heart.

Light eternal

Wrapped in chains

Held prisoner by the tangled starlight web.

Victim

Subject

Delicate

Dangling

Comes the darkness

And the great assumption

That the First Day

Will be transmitted

Once again

Sundown. Comes the darkness.

The shadows are king

The night wings slip away

Sundown. 

The Storm breathes evil down upon the waters 

with deep hated breath.

The boy felt it.

He heard the violent voice hissing through

the punishing front.

Sundown,

the boy was thinking.

Sundown,

may the light of dawn

once again cover the air and land and sea

with warmth. 

May there be others listening

bringing kindness

To the weary world.

(revised 12/17/2020

About jedwardnajera

I am an artist and a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I published several novels. Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, Dust of the Moon are among them, available through Amazon Books. I have spent over thirty five years in a classroom. I am now retired from that profession. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. Now I am continuing the tradition by posting my own stories and misadventures. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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