Phases of the Day:


Oh, how I love you

Sweet beautiful dawn

With your glorious hue

Across the eastern sky

Warmly you kiss the dew

You expose, chase away

Things hidden

With glorious light of day

Filled with hope as you are

The darkness doesn’t dare

Though it’s left its mark

Deep down in my soul

Clouds collide with images stark

Surely they will take their toll

Laying awaiting the return of dark

Through the beauty of your stay

Dear hopeful energetic dawn

I miss you almost every day

Because to finally get awake

I’m always woefully too slow

Your first blush is quick to go

But you’ve left your full light

Now I know it will be alright

Though slithering dark awaits

Only just barely out of sight

Bright sun blocks the gates

To hell

For now

Timothy O’Neill

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.

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