Brave in the Face of Night; Afraid to Face the Sunrise

I’ve updated my blogs sub-title. I think it’s more appropriate for where I am in my life. It would be a lie to say that I haven’t been feeling rather down lately. After my breakup in January, I think I slipped backwards in an attempt to move forward. So this is where I am right now.

I sit here in the dark
I haven’t given up yet
Though it may appear that way
Not surrender, quiet contemplation

I’m assessing and analyzing
Where I’ve been and where I’m going
What life I’ve lived and will live
With light just out of reach

I’m not reaching for it, not grasping at it
I’m watching it, learning from it
No, instead I reach for the moon
For the comforting embrace of the dark

The life I’ve lived up until now
Has been full of sacrifice
I always give and give and give
until I had nothing left to give

So that is where I am right now
Sitting, in quiet contemplation
Where my life is headed
and what I need to change

I’m not aiming for the light
Not yet anyway, not now
I have things to work through
Before I grace the light of day.

I seek balance in my life
Not moonlight, not sunlight
But to sit on the cusp of night and day
Letting the world around me flow

©2014 Alex Hicks

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