Patti Masterman

Night Steals The Breath - Poem by Patti Masterman

Night steals the breath away from the creatures
When it thinks they aren't looking,

Sun leaches the shadow of every living thing
When night is still too far to see:

Don't turn your back in the daytime,
Don't hide your eyes in the nights,

Remember that the rhythms of the universe, coupled together
Are a cacophony of false arrivals and departures;

Don't look to win any friends
Within the small hearts of matter.

Comments about Night Steals The Breath by Patti Masterman

  • Valerie Dohren (5/29/2012 4:18:00 PM)

    Very philosophical with depth and insight. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/28/2012 3:50:00 PM)

    A really fantastic poem, really like it. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/28/2012 3:29:00 PM)

    One of those poems, that each time you reread it,
    a new meaning emotes from it strangling your senses
    and jangling your mInd.
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  • Johnathan Juarez (5/28/2012 3:14:00 PM)

    paints an ugly picture to me, but its well done. love it! i always want to not believe the harsh realities you convincingly incorporate into some of your poems. but i'm forced to respect the plausibillities of some of your poems opinions.they make me think. thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 28, 2012

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