Treasure Island

Joey Jones


Darkness Fades


As the night's darkness fades
and I once again
face the morning's light.

I fight back the temptation
to fall back into sleeps embrace
for the night's seduction gently beckons me
to throw in the towel
to give up this race.

As the sun climbs the eastern horizon
I know it brings with it the strife
of yet another day of facing the grind.

Yet in solemn silence I dress myself
and fall into the practiced routine
that's always hurried and rushed
out of fear of falling behind.

As the morning's rays illuminate the room
I see the pile left unpaid
and begin to feel the stress of responsibility
as it once again dawns in my soul.

So I close my eyes
to hide in the dark
as I feel my world
begin to spin out of control.

As the day's new lights bathes me
I stand on the precipice of darkness's fall
trying to find a reason to hold on
and to continue to try
since the dreams
that once fueled my ambitions
have turned to burdens
and the price seems just to high.

As I begin to fall for the seductive whisper
I catch I glimpse of your silhouette
outlined by the golden rays
of morning's highlight.

The vision of your peaceful slumber
could inspire a master's opus
and the poet of old to write.

As the darkness fades
I once again see the morning's light.

As I bathe in your illumination
I find the strength face the day
for you are the dream
that fuels my ambitions.

And with your light guiding me
I know I'll find a way.

© Joey Jones 7/13

Submitted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013
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