Holding the Dawn

A Poem By Hannah W. // 11/29/2009

Slip away in darkness
while I hold off the dawn
hide among the tall rocks
and our flesh is stone for now.

Running, running, hiding, weeping
Dawn is coming, light is breaking
over the crest of the valley
We watch from the mountains, from rocks
and we know time is slipping.

No! Run away! Flee far with the night,
I will hold off the dawn
I will stay here and fight
I would rather die than see morning,
fall dead here than live tomorrow,
far away.

Everything we do is secret.
Hush, close your eyes,
close them against the sunlight
just cresting higher now.

No! I hold it down.
I will, I will hold it down!
Another day, another hour here,
that is enough for a lifetime.

Weary now, dawn is winning over
at life and beauty we have one last glance,
and then the dawn breaks at last.

Once, I moved about like the wind,
but now I must give myself up to you
and that is all.

Comments

stunning.

beautiful.

Bernadette | Sun, 11/29/2009

Wow, simply magical.

Wow, simply magical.

E | Mon, 11/30/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Magnificent. ----------------

Magnificent.

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"Narnia, what's that?"

"Well, dear girl, you're in it!"

Emily-Smileygirl (not verified) | Mon, 11/30/2009

Interesting

Interesting, I like it.

Arthur | Wed, 12/02/2009

"My greatest wish for my writing is that it would point you to the Savior."

Mysteriously beautiful.  I

Mysteriously beautiful.  I really like it.

Clare Marie | Thu, 12/03/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

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WOW!!! This was REALLY GOOD!!!!

Elizabeth | Wed, 12/09/2009

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

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