I awoke early one dark morn
And waited for the sun to dawn.
I lay in bed a bit forlorn
Yet anxious to see the gloriously rising sun.
Darkness wrapped around me like a knitted shroud
As I rested as quietly as could be.
But lo! Only gray billowing clouds
Through the slatted window I could see.
Yet still a dim light did appear
Ushering the darkness away;
No more murky shadows to fear
As deep night transformed to day.
Therefore, with a lifted heart graced by hope
I began a new day’s journey upon life’s emerging slope.