By the sea
Don't Wake the Day
Oh fiery morning star don’t wake
the day and try erase the night,
for it is darkness where I dwell
and I can see without your light.
My journey is a painful one
and I’d prefer my face not seen.
Hold back the day, that is not come.
My senses are so very keen.
My sun is that of firefly’s glow,
soft starlight sprinkling down on me.
It is the darkness that I know
and where I need to always be.
For in the darkness, peace is born
and hope renewed in cricket song,
the damp of earth and mossy branch.
Oh how I pray this night be long.
I walk on weary legs to find
the solitude that is a friend.
I need the night to gather strength,
take memories, then sew and mend.
And when the day shall come at last,
you’ll find me whole with hope to give,
a gentle hand to reach for yours,
my kindness to forever live.
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.