Night and Day
Night after hours of scheming and planning
Conquers the world and her light once more
And knowing no way to defeat her terror
Man smothers the candle and closes the door
And hides in his bed from the fear and frustration
And worry and wonder and pain and despair
And pulls up the covers of sleep and creation
And dreams that his troubles have gone and aren’t there
But then in the morning the sun has appeared
To conquer the darkness and make the land bright
And man sees his troubles are less than he feared
For the day has restored what he lost to the night
So he puts on his armor of honor and love
And enters the battle ‘gainst saddening thought
And when his life’s over he rises above
And meets his creator and is glad he has fought
I wrote this poem when I was a 17-year old student at Helena High School in 1968. I recently I performed it at a wonderful Hope is Alive! open mike in Burney California.
2 responses to “Night and Day”
This is fantastic man, where did you find the inspiration for this one?
When I was young I wrote a lot of poetry. I believe that studying poetry under my teacher helped inspire me a lot. She told me that she thought I could be a professional poet, which was pretty cool.