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At the darkest time

At the darkest time On the darkest day, You took my hand, You took me to play. I thought it strange, I thought it wise That there in the wood The secret lies. But then I saw it The flicker of light, The sound of birds As they took to their flight. The ray of sunshine Filled your eyes, Around us filled With silent lies. My smile was met From cheek to cheek, Your hand around mine As your eyes grew weak. I see your face Amongst the light, The day that soon Transformed to night. I’m alone now And alone I’ll stay Till the moon flips over And the sky turns grey. But the hand that took, Took me to play, Is there by my heart And there it will stay.

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  1. Date: 5/1/2012 10:12:00 AM
    Smile ˜ Sometimes I Feel In This Place I Am Walking Through A Revolving Door, My Dear Precious Lady ˜ Yesss, I Find A Lot Of Gray Skies Also; Love The Sunshine * Always, John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 8:18:00 PM
    WhOAh... Tight wUrk. Jessica Howell. U related to Thurston or Misses Howell! Ha!

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 2:35:00 PM
    Very well written. Thank You for sharing.

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 5:13:00 PM
    Thank you Asra, I will be sure to do that :)

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 11:37:00 AM
    This poem is wonderful! So much meaning :) love it! Do read through my poetry too :)

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 11:02:00 AM
    Thank you both for your comments. Susan- I tried to create this poem surrounding the idea of death and a child looking back on the memories with someone close to them. "Around us filled with silent lies" is implying that the person who is close to death knows that they will not be around for much longer but the child does not know this. I hope this helped! Jessica

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 10:39:00 AM
    I don't totally understand what's going on in this poem. it's a little confusing to me, so i hope you don't mind me saying so. i think it's the line "around us filled with silent lies" i don't know what you mean by that. if you want me to shut up, just let me know :P

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 5:44:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Jessica. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol