Thursday, October 27, 2005

Poem: Night, I Welcome Thee

Michael Salsbury
I guess I've pretty much always been a night owl.  This poem, written when I was in high school, sums up how I felt about the night in those days.

Night, I Welcome Thee!

Night, I welcome thee!
Thy cover is a blanket,
It hides my doubts
And smothers my fears.

I am debted indeed to thee, dear night,
For, in thy domain, my dreams unfold.
My pains subside.
I am whole.

I need not the harsh, bright day.
It blinds my heart and burns my soul.
I need the courage brought by sleep
To rise and face each morn.

So thanks to thee, from me, dear night,
My friend,
I love you most of all.
I'll need you 'til the bitter end
To catch me when I fall.

About the Author

Michael Salsbury / Author & Editor

In his day job, Michael Salsbury helps administer over 1,800 Windows desktop computers for a Central Ohio non-profit. When he's not working, he's writing, blogging, podcasting, home brewing, or playing "warm furniture" to his two Bengal cats.


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