The Darkest Hour is Just Before The Dawn

November 14, 2011
They say the darkest hour
Is just before the dawn
The night sky looms above
Without a single star amongst it
No moon to be seen nor found

The air is frozen and harsh
Slamming on passerby’s faces
Merciless and black
With no room for a glimmer of hope
The hour could not possibly be darker

Slowly, over the blur
That once was the horizon
A faint steak of light glows
Like a small candle in a storm

The flickering light battles
It battles against the claws of the dark
Slowly it begins to grow
The light spreads out
Becoming clearer and clearer

It sings that the hour of night is over
And that the rein of hope would follow
It stretches its arms gracefully
Throughout the nigh sky

Soon that light begins to change
Shades of red and orange
Spring out from its heart
Painting the heavens ever so beautifully

The freezing wind recedes
Becoming a calming breeze
Soft and cool
Like the very breath of the earth

The world stares
With awe and wonder
As the black of night fades

Reluctantly the darkness vanishes
Making way for shades of
Pinks, reds, yellows, oranges and violets
Hope and light glimmer in the air
For after the long night’s wait
Dawn has finally come

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Marga said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 3:29 pm
Sabrina que belleza! Tu sensibilidad es maravillosa! Me levanto antes del amanecer y ahora leyendo tu poema me he dado cuenta que realmente es la hora mas oscura seguida por la luz del comienzo del amanecer!
Laura said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm
Felicidades Sabrina, por cada uno de los retos que te propones y logras en este caso tu poesía es maravillosa y sobre todo auténtica. Importante que sigas creando. Saludos. Miss Laura
Tania said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Sabri, me encantó!!   Claro con algunas dificultades en el idioma pero eso no es problema jaja. ME ENCANTO!  Espero el siguiente =)


Curly Jannarone said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:13 pm
Beautiful... I have always loved that time of day and I like the analogy to the difficult times of life and their inevitable resolution into better times.
Sabrina-the-teenage-witch replied...
Nov. 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it!
Sabrina-the-teenage-witch said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm
Thank you so much everyone your you beautiful comments and your support!
Miriam said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 2:51 pm
Very it! keep the good work Sabrina !
Sabrina-the-teenage-witch replied...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 7:03 pm
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!
Marc said...
Nov. 22, 2011 at 1:34 pm
Sabrina has a gift of observation and anamazing sensitvity to life.Sleeping on. A problem to meet the sunrise always helps! She has captured the essence!
dogloverinpv said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Beautifully done, Sabrina.  Looking forward to the next poem.
Renee said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 11:29 am
Your poetry is beautifully written. Your story was captivating from the first word to the last. Continue to grow your talent for writing.
Jessi said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 9:38 am
Brilliantly written. Keep it up Sabrina!
gaby said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 9:17 am
Sabrina, what a great path you have chosen! Poetry the finest of all literature. Keep working at it! I loved this piece! Saludos de las ninas...
aishaw said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 6:56 am
There is something magical about time just before the dawn arrives -beautiful way to capture it. Keep up the great work Sabrina!
Marta said...
Nov. 21, 2011 at 5:31 am
So beautiful, this poem is like a prayer to be used when hope weakens. Looking forward to your next piece, Sabrina.
stana67 said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 7:57 pm just blew us away with this poem!  have always known you as a very special young lady..but reaching as deep as you craft this marvelous just spectacular!!
Marilu said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm
"as the black ... fades....hope and light glimmer"...and that's is life. Sabri and so proud of you!!!
Helen C. said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm
Beautiful thoughts with deep meaning.  Keep writing, Sabrina.
cmrcmr said...
Nov. 20, 2011 at 10:44 am
aah it's just beautiful.  so proud, mi hermanita
Heather Wilson said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm
Sabrina, you have grown not only into a very fine young woman from what I hear, but a terrific writer. Keep it up!
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