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I will not fear the silent night (Trijan Refrain)

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I will not fear the silent night (Trijan Refrain)

I will not fear the silent night
alone below the moon
or winter’s cold approaching bite-
the sting that comes too soon.
I’ll wrap my heart in Summer’s song
And sing to keep my passion strong
I’ll wrap my heart 
I’ll wrap my heart
And hope that frost won’t linger long.

I will not mourn the silent night
or raging of the sea,
the frothy caps that spread in spite
of calmness deep in me.
I’ll rise above the drowning tide
with pounding heart and battered pride
I’ll rise above
I’ll rise above
and fill the barren wells inside.

I will not hold the silent night
against the bitter wind
though darkness clouds my inner sight
and resolution’s thinned,
I’ll plant my feet, embracing choice
accept the native parts, rejoice,
I’ll plant my feet
I’ll plant my feet
remaining true to my own voice. 

~Trijan Refrain~ (a fabulous form by Jan Turner)


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  1. Date: 3/26/2011 10:41:00 PM
    Kris, I miss you. Wish you would email me sometime. Anyway, congrats on being in the finals still with this beautiful poem.

    Walters Avatar Kris Walters
    Date: 8/16/2011 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea :) I miss you too! Thanks for all your comments!
  1. Date: 3/12/2011 6:47:00 AM
    Your muse and pen at their best Kris, well done!

    Walters Avatar Kris Walters
    Date: 8/16/2011 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jems :)
  1. Date: 3/9/2011 3:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one of PoetrySoup's contest. The best to you in the finals Kris. Love Carol

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 10:26:00 PM
    This is from long ago, in August, but just read your poem and think it is so well done and so lovely. Glad that you are featured today.

  1. Date: 1/14/2011 2:53:00 PM
    Enjoyed the reading of your work..Good flow and rhythm..Congratulations on your work being featured...Sara

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 10:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Kris. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 1:21:00 PM
    Yes! The form gives this one dramatic drive. Congrats on the selection. Dave

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 4:35:00 AM
    I came back to read this one again, it's just so beautiful ~Hugs, Sharon.

  1. Date: 8/24/2010 11:04:00 PM
    Marvelous, Kris, and did you hear yet from the "author" of this great poetry form? LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/24/2010 5:01:00 AM
    This form has got a melodic feel to it Kris.. Really enjoyed reading it.. Thanks for your comments as well :) Wilma

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 8:28:00 PM
    Magnificently beautiful Kris.. your words are super dynamic and captivating to this reader... thankxxx for your sweet comments tonight.. "The Triangle" is practically the story of my life in a nutshell.. and now a fairy tale come true.. so its not only in the story books as my line states.. its reality.. luv..ciao.. u definitely should enter this rare beauty in a contest on soup... luv..

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 8:23:00 PM
    Kris, this is quite a captivating, introspective write. One for my faves, too. We should all learn to remain true to ourselves. Excellent! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 8:21:00 PM
    oo straight to my favs with this one. I have to try this form sometime, you've completely sold it to me. Beautiful poetry. Thanks for all your lovely comments and for visiting my blog, and yes there's more to come of 'A Raven's Thirst' ~ hugs, Sharon.

  1. Date: 8/23/2010 7:15:00 PM
    Enjoying this monday night reading, thank you for the read,, enjoyed your write..P.D.