When I originally wrote this poem, I actually wrote it in response to a daily post prompt at
When given this prompt, I actually sat there looking at a blank paper and then I thought about seeing the sunlight first thing in the morning and then these words came to me:
I awoke one quiet morn and saw vivid sunlight
gleaming through my window shade.
I then caught a glimpse of a brightened blue sky;
The beginning of a warm and glorious day.
With quiet and soothing contentment, I
Relaxed letting the stream of light fill my inner being
Chasing away the dreary darkness that
Tries to capture and keep hold of me.
That dreadful, chilling and evil darkness
Tries to chain my spirit; the depth of my soul
Along with my contemplative mind and thoughts
To a hidden place where hopelessness grows.
But alas the blackness of night is over and so
For another day the dreaded darkness has gone.
How welcoming to see that glowing burst
Of sunlight with the sweet chorus of birdsong.
Now with the sunlight quenching my thirsty soul
And filtering through this quiet day of my life,
I arise in anticipation as I wonder what other
Gentle blessings will I see before the return of night?