Today I start a new weekend series post, Saturday in Verse. As the title implies, every Saturday (ish) I will post an original poem. So here is my first offering –
As a writing exercise, I used Shel Silverstein’s “Where the Sidewalk Ends” to form my poem, “Darkness Cannot Reign”. It is not a perfect replica of Silverstein’s rhythm or rhyme scheme, but I enjoyed being able to use it as a foundation for creating a new poem.
Darkness Cannot Reign
by Donna Earnhardt
There is a time when the daylight wanes And before the night profanes it’s then the sky glows blue and pink while sun and moon rejoice in sync, Then we watch as the stars dance to and fro – for darkness cannot reign.
Let us all take a breath – and pray for the world who moans under shadow’s chain Let us pray for a time where peace overflows for even in pain – creation still knows… when we love as we are loved– perfect love overthrows and darkness cannot reign.
For even in pain – creation still knows When we love as we are loved- perfect love overthrows — For Yahweh is King – and his Son, from death arose… and darkness cannot reign.
My aunt says my brain is put on crooked.
I write. A lot.
I homeschool my kiddos.
I am married to a cyclist/bassist/computer guru. (say that three times fast!)
And most of all, I am so thankful for God's amazing grace!
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