Owen Johnston

Rookie (October 2nd,1977 / Lake City, SC)

Midnight Musings - Poem by Owen Johnston

In so many ways
Might I describe the
Yet thought-provoking
Realm of night.

Even as the
Blanket of Shadowy Calm
And Enraptures
Our side of the planet
And Reveals
Mother Earth's
Hidden, sentimental beauty and
Inspiring, glorious view of
The Heavens,
Do we not also cover ourselves
In a shadowy calm of introspection,
And reveal our own hearts' yearnings?

Do I see,
As dotted and
As versatile
As my memory!
How shall I explore
Either of these?

Is not the
World of
Well-Worn Pathways
Within my mind
But one universe
Contained within another?
How can I understand the cosmos,
If I don't understand the mind?

Even as I behold
Nature's Beauty,
Should I not also recognize
Humankind's Beauty?
Dear God,
How shall I thank Thee
For the life
You gave me,
For the world
You gave unto us,
And even for Jesus,
Whose life
You gave up for us,
That we might live!

I do pray that,
On this night,
Even as
This side of the world
That I as well
Should find my
Midnight respite,
In order to
Awake refreshed,
And observe
The beauty of
A new beginning,
A new start,
A new day,
To rejoin
The Entourage
For Eternity!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 26, 2012

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