When darkness falls

The Daily Post prompt is: darkness



When darkness falls at sunny noon,

And night birds croon

Where blackbird’s song

Is heard day long,


A warning’s carried in the breeze,

Among the trees.

‘Weep,’ say the pines:

I fear the signs.


My heart knew something was amiss,

For your last kiss

Was cool and brief,

Unlike my grief.


No turtledoves among the boughs,

Where dark wind soughs,

With their refrain,

To soothe this pain.


You’ll not return, the world’s awry,

The hoarse crow’s cry

Will fill my ears

Down all the years.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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