A Light in the Night
A quiet calm heightens my fears.
Then winds increase. I kneel to pray:
More moons please race around my sphere.
If death arrives I’ll fall asleep,
a peaceful night without the dreams.
For night becomes a time to weep,
a time to rest from what it seems.
Sweet musings once of youthful pasts,
the fragrance of sweet memories gone.
Windows rattle the darkened glass.
A reflection shown a face sin wronged.
When clouds appear to block my sight,
and rain is falling all around,
no light is there to guard the night,
I read his word, the light I found.
Though night is black as darkest ink,
I stumble round and hold so tight.
A crack of light my eyes will blink,
a beam of truth appears so bright.
A horizon I envision
with rainbows to glisten; to shine.
Highlighted our God’s provisions
to erase death from all mankind.
Two voices acting together to make something singular.
I’d like y’all to go get yourself a partner and write a poem together. I believe there’s a spot in the advanced options for adding a collaborator. (Please acknowledge your collaborator in AN as well, though this means I won’t be reading the AN until after the judging) You write the first stanza, then alternate with your partner until you have six stanzas and a completed poem in whatever style you like.
So, … you will write stanzas 1, 3 & 5. Your partner will write 2, 4 & 6.