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.