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The Long Night

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The Long Night

This lost sorrowed soul 
Gropes for sanity 
In the presence of a dark moon, 
Waiting to begin her life anew 
Like her sister in the sky 
After both are drained 
From all their light. 
Wild winds blow fierce tonight--
Beating trees to bow low 
And causing great waves to 
Rise and crash upon the shore.

A long cold night to reflect 
Upon disheartened lives 
Changed forever by 
This insidious war.
When sleep finally arrives 
There are no dreams,
Just frightful nightmares 
In fitful restless sleep.
At sunrise it is still cold, 
But there is light.






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  1. Date: 7/17/2010 10:30:00 PM

    CAme back to this beauty here, connie, I have missed a lot today. Just trying to at least catch up on comments. Hurry and post new poems for me to comment to, OK? Did you know it's our last chance to enter soup contest tonight? I finally picked three but it's SO hard to decide. I have no clue what they like best from people. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/20/2010 2:24:00 PM

    wow, did I ever see this one before, Connie? It makes me think of people really suffereing, like the jews when they were having to sleep on hard beds in concentration camps and wake up to nothing but crap. How can sleep even release you from misery in those circumstances? Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 6/13/2010 9:12:00 PM

    A well painted picture. Love Roger

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 5:57:00 AM

    such a sad write...a night recieved by many for variuos reasons! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 10:50:00 AM

    Your poetry was a pleasure to read today Connie. May your weekend be full of love,good health and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 5:35:00 PM

    A dark night of the soul well done

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 4:58:00 PM

    a long night, very deep write, there is always light awaiting .. enjoyed

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 4:10:00 PM

    Very deep and meaningful, Connie. This poem can be viewed on two levels -- war literally or the battles within people's hearts. Very thought-provoking poem with amazing imagery. Nice work! Love, Carolyn