Michael P. McParland

Gold Star - 83,391 Points (July 19 1983)

The Night Glorious Light - Poem by Michael P. McParland

Shadows fall.
The day is old.
The night is peaceful. Quiet.
In this time I can't deny it.

My thoughts are clear.
My spirit cheers.
As I wonder why these fears?

All that's there is joyous splendor.
Knowing of your love so tender.
Never denying.
No need for crying.
Knowing that the worlds not dying.

The night is cold.
In your love I feel so warm.
Telling you I feel no harm.
As I sit here in the night.
In your precious charm I delight.
It never ends your sacred light.

It lifts my spirit to keep the fight ever onward through this night.
I'll feel no remorse or spite.
Please stay with me.
Help me choose the right.
Lead me to your glorious light.

Topic(s) of this poem: faith


Comments about The Night Glorious Light by Michael P. McParland

This member does not wish to get comments on his/her poem(s).
  • Daniel Brick (1/6/2015 8:38:00 PM)

    You do something special with rhyme in this poem, because the words that rhyme are not only linked by common sound but also by cumulative meaning. I'm thinking of the last with NIGHT - RIGHT - LIGHT. The progression of meaning positive: In the night you share with your loved one, you will be guided onto the right path with leads to their shining light. That's beautiful. And this is already announced in your great title THE NIGHT GLORIOUS NIGHT - That's unabashed eloquence. The fears you mention, the cold, the negative emotions like remorse and spite - all of these evils are dispelled by the enveloping goodness of the night, your loved one and the their double source of LIGHT. This a bright new poem for 2015! (Report)Reply

    Michael Mcparland(1/6/2015 9:14:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your wonderful observations and kind words. It means very much to me.

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (1/5/2015 5:43:00 PM)

    Excellent! ! !

    Words that soar,
    Stay in the heart,
    Forevermore.
    (Report)Reply

    Michael Mcparland(1/5/2015 6:29:00 PM)

    Thank you so very much my dear friend. You always honor me so deeply, truly you have touched my heart. :)

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, May 27, 2016


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]