An Ode to Darkness

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Darkness, if it weren’t for thee,
What would we know of light?
We’d sweat and toil on endlessly
If there were not a night

Where would we hide our greatest sins
But the darkness of our souls?
We needn’t take a Savior in,
If we’re ever pure and whole.

We could not see the time of day,
If no darkened shadows grow.
Is it time for lunch or work or play?
We shall never deign to know.

We should never know of other worlds,
Or the beauty of the stars.
The universe shan’t be unfurled,
To see the only sphere is ours.

To Darkness, then, I say again!
Thou giv'st rest to my tired eyes
Forever here have you been,
And shall be with me when I die.

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

This poem was written in response to W3 Prompt #22: Wea’ve Written Weekly at the Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to read other writers’ responses.

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

18 thoughts on “An Ode to Darkness

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