A New Day
By Chris Picone, 2016.
Dark contemplations, so black they’re grey.
Tenebrous memories join in the fray.
Ominous tidings usurping light -
I cannot see the stars tonight.
Outside, grim darkness – vile demons swarm.
Despair, malignance - inside, a storm.
Tomorrow’s promise defies the blight,
resolves my will to stay the fight.
Over the hills to the east you rise;
warming my soul, igniting the skies!
Casting off shadow, bringing the light –
my heart unfetters at the sight.
Here beneath your radiant wonder,
the demons’ grip is split asunder.
Free from perdition, hope’s acolyte,
with renewed strength my spirit takes flight.