One morning I awoke just before
The dawn’s gleaming light.
Darkness clung like a thorny blackberry
Briar and I thought, “Lo, it’s still night.”
Then eventually as daylight streamed
I glimpsed the grayish, cloud-filled sky;
How I so wished to see more sun
And watch the glowing orb journey and rise.
How I deeply yearned to be caressed by
Its’ stretching rays of warmth;
Like listening once again to the familiar
Sound of my mother’s soft spoken voice.
The gentleness of her laughter and to
Hear glad-laden words from her lips depart
Would undoubtedly uplift my downturned
Spirit and quicken my beating heart.
How long ago memories do so
Gently prick and needle me
As I rest and remember how
My childhood life used to be.
But lo, I realized with a sudden start
As a new thought occurred and
Did quicken my heart.
The Lord has blessed me with
Another sunshine-filled new day
To cherish it thankfully
And grasp joy along the way.
So, as I gaze upon the dawn’s
Early gleaming light.
I’ll arise, embark on a journey
Letting the Lord be my friend and guide.