a song in the dark (poem)

I laugh too much and too loud
the false note ringing in my head
but inaudible to another’s ears
drowning out the
knife inside my chest
with forced amusement
like painting a crumbling wall
or whistling in the dark

the pyramids still stand
so why shouldn’t I walk away
with a smile in my future and
a seed of hope
like a spark in the night
why shouldn’t there be
a crown somewhere ahead or
at the very least
a rosebush
thorns and all

no one can go through life
without a prayer and a promise
no one should go through life
like this
without a flower in her hand
without a bird on the roof

the rose fingered dawn
is always up ahead and

one day
it will come to you
and then to me
and the laughter will be real
and the sunshine will be ours

one day
maybe
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© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

The power of hope.

I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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Comments

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 2 years ago

    beautiful words of hope Sybille. Your poem has a lovely feel and smooth flow of thought..

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    amazing work

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 2 years ago


    Click on the banner to go straight to the permanent feature gallery.

    Congratulations,
    Anna, Sybille and Jenifer xox

  • Aleksandar Topalovic
    Aleksandar Top...almost 2 years ago

    bravo

    (was talking about you just couple minutes ago…:)

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