Originally posted on November 7, 2011 – Re-posted 08.12.2019

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Dear one, dear heart

A moment fresh

Amidst the darkness and the clamour

is all I beg


We creatures of the night

so starved of heaven’s light

Our hearts so calloused and

incomplete, so tainted


Cold and hard

are worn of courser habit

Are born of regret

Into this darkened globe


I spoke the guarded prayer 

which caused the action start

Which sparked the engine’s stir

Which rid me of my care


Hot spears ran my cheeks

As love caught my heart

And causing me to share

the troubled nightmare


I lived thru’ and beyond

Creatures of night then

who travel to the high seas

Who sing the songs of joy


Relieved then now to know

I, a soldier to the end

since my heart was won

of passion, pride and urgent


This saviour’s love to know

to know so surely

May in this rhyme I find

the prayer that to the end


I be the soldier of a friend

So lovely and content

My prayer will never end

Dear heart, loved heart


I speak from air so rare

That my entire reason

will ever be to guide

you on your journey fair



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This poem was written for my daughter Sarah Jane in 1995


#PROG-PROSE ~ Progressive Poetry – part of an #Edenbray retrospective – Re-posted today for a new generation

About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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