Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dialogue at Daybreak

Darling, earth is kissed with morning; tell me, where shall we begin?
With the wars where love and worship test domains beneath the skin
Darling, calm amidst storm’s chaos is a hard thing to achieve
Yes, but only if we fail to fully trust Whom we believe
Darling, life would be a pity without love to conquer all
Yes, my dear, let’s stand together for alone we surely fall
Tell me darling, was it worth it, when the winter closes in?
Were the miles that lie behind us worth these atrophies of skin?
For, oh my love, there is no turning back to start again
But the earth is kissed with morning; tell me, where shall we begin?
Who knows when somewhere we passed the halfway mark from Here to there
Yes my dear, let’s live each day as if we have no time to spare

Darling, there is much at stake here in this wake and sleep facade
Yes, we should make the most of it before touch turns cold as sod
Before God, who knows the number of our days when we are born
Snuffs the flame that lights the gamut of time’s tolling morn to morn
Darling, oh my darling, tell me when we meet that place we part
Will you always keep a candle burning for me in your heart?

© Janet Martin

 The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day has drawn near. So let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 


  1. Beautiful just beautiful..
    My Favorite line..Tell me darling was it worth it when the winter closes in...

  2. thank-you so much! esp. for the affirmation that it(this poem) was 'feelable':)


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