Danny Speicher

Rookie - 20 Points (February 26,1982 / Lawrence, KS)

Brightest of Days to Darkest of Nights


The sun shone for a time on hope so pure
As the rays danced upon those daydreams clear
All was right, with not a cloud in the sky
Together we basked in that day so dear

Oh, why do the brightest days have to end
So often preceding the darkest nights
How we long to diligently defend
That which seems, to us, entirely right
Why do brightest days fade to darkest nights?

The clouds rolled in that September evening
And all that was known was lost in the haze
As what was real was distorted by pain
And all we longed for were those sunny days

Oh, why do the brightest days have to end
So often preceding the darkest nights
How we long to diligently defend
That which seems, to us, entirely right
Why do brightest days fade to darkest nights?

Pain seared the marrow, intolerable
As horizon set that innocent sun
All that came easy, now was difficult
And those plans that we made were now undone

Oh, why do the brightest days have to end
So often preceding the darkest nights
How we long to diligently defend
That which seems, to us, entirely right
Why do brightest days fade to darkest nights?

Perhaps I am the one to light this flame
And give light to that which brings so much charm
Perhaps if the dark saw what shone each day
Maybe then, to light, he would do no harm

Fighting darkness always carries a price
Lord, give me strength and Your constant advice
Direct my steps as I carry this light
Help me not fade in the stillness of night
Help me speak wisdom into the cold air
So when he hears, he will know you are there
Let the words I speak be Your words, not mine
In this night, I'll need words that are Thine
Always stay near me and never be far
Always direct me by light of the stars
For, this light I bring is more dear to me
Than any other that will ever be

Oh, why do the brightest days have to end
So often preceding the darkest nights
How we long to diligently defend
That which seems, to us, entirely right
Why do brightest days fade to darkest nights?

Do these brightest days really have to end?
Do they always precede those dark, dark nights?
Perhaps today I'll finally defend
That which I know is entirely right
Perhaps today won't fade to dark, dark night

Submitted: Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Edited: Monday, January 09, 2012

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