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Growing Dark

I wrote this poem overlooking the ocean just after sunset. It is a reflection on beauty and loss, and how the vanity of the world touches all of us (like Ecclesiastes). I hope it brings up similar emotions in you, and that you can bring those to Jesus with me. 

Sometimes night falls when you least expect
And the clouds roll in 
Blocking the sunset
And all you can do is sit and sip on 
All the things you've left undone
And the waves that might have come
Carrying driftwood kingdoms
To begging hands
[And just so] the sunset darkens before your eyes
But beauty only ashes tithe 
Which sweeping breezes blow away to vacant skies
Life begins to bleed into the lies we've been living in
Our little hovels 
How they hold us
Dull and lifeless
Away from love and kissing lips
Away from pain and betrayer's kiss

And here I sit in darkest night contemplating what might have been
And why it isn't exactly what I thought might be
It seems to echo over the siloettes 
And pierce me with a touch of meaninglessness
Hoping for a hand to hold in the shade
But it only seems to grow darker these days...


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