sleep of the righteous

as half slumbered hours tick
and the waking moment
is sharpened,
i feel the turning earth,
its constancy,
and the sounds of the sleep of the righteous.

those who have armoured themselves
within known limits,
who have faced up to their lives
and its extent.

therein lies the laughter
and the safe house,
the wide smile we can wear
when the crooked wings cloak us,
knowing there is other,
better,
to come.

sleep colour does come,
and restfulness is born,
though these wearied bones
still labour under times gone,

it is changing,
and that much i know.

sleep of the righteous

uncleblack

Joined February 2010

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