dawn of night

Look both ways before you cross the street
Don’t drop your left and move your feet
Mind your elders, your ma’ams and sirs
Always fear God, nice guys finish first
Study real hard and get a good education
And a good job follows with benefits and vacation
Never be a follower, carve your own path
Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath
“Another chance to get it right”
Is the promise of dawn, proceeding night
Love without abandon even when it seems stray
And no matter what happens, “love will find a way.”

Be still my heart, bleed not my wounds
Someone lied to me, I found out too soon.

She looked both ways and still she died
I never dropped my left, he bruised my side
I honored my mother and loved God proud
Yet heartbreak and abandon scream so loud
I studied real hard, was at the top of my class
Yet 15 annuals later I’m still busting my (m)ass
I took a stand and still I stand all alone
And she fell asleep to attempts at reconcile over the phone
I rise to the promise that things will change
I fall to the reality that its just another name
I loved with sacrifice and action and openness and sonnets
Yet the only road revealed was one of broken promises.

Be still my pulse, blind not my sight
Maybe I misunderstood… and dawn is really night.

Published by kenn

author. developer. illustrator. Renaissance man.

2 thoughts on “dawn of night”

  1. kenn says:

    Bad things do and will happen to good people, but when they do, we can’t lose sight that there is a bigger picture to the scenario. God still reigns. Even when it doesn’t feel like it.

    1. Pamela Johnson says:

      Beautiful Kenn. <3

      There is not a testimony without the TEST. What you have written is true. Less than 4 years ago I witnessed my 24 year old son being ran over and killed instantly.

      BAD things do happen to good people. I didn’t think I would ever get to the point that I am now..but because I am where I am now, I do know that God does reign. It was God that CARRIED me while I was unable to carry myself. He alone knows the big picture that is in store for me.

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