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Mourning Night

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Mourning Night

At dusk the amber eye begins to close
Our dusty anthills fading from its sight
The midnight moonfright black-lit aura grows

Entrenching us in hollow, fiend-filled night
We lose ourselves and lose all sense of sense
We lose the light and then lose sight of sight

The baying wolves with daytime’s sun dispense
Their basest instincts echo through the sky 
The praying men seek divine vigilance

And nighttime’s hooded chaos leads to sin
And hide the compass from humanity
And so the fearful seek the light within

Yet know they need the sun at reveille 
The light and dark in order intertwine
Just like a rosary, a rosary

Copyright © Michael Lerman

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  1. Date: 12/23/2009 3:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a first round survivor Michael and the best to you in the finals. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:20:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem >> James

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:12:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 9:53:00 AM
    Many congratulations on being featured this week. Regards Janette

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 3:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Michael. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/9/2009 5:53:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your fasinating poetry with us today Michael. It is always a pleasure to read your poetry. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol