As Shadows Harvest

The Stillness

Woken by early morning rain
Pitter patter on the window sill
Thoughts wander
Searching for a hand hold
The wind howls before daybreak

Youthful memories
Warm summer days
Long winter nights
Smell of wood fires
Looking through frosted windows
Feeling the stillness of loneliness

Sleep returns
Restless dreams awake
Hopes
Always there
Searching for a future

Thunder rouses
Lightning strikes
Shifting shadows
Reaching out
Grasping tight

Cracks in thoughts appear
What might have been?
What could have been?
What should have been!

Another thunderous crash
As reality bursts
Shaking dreams
Memories fade
The horizon narrows

Thoughts of her
A torrent of emotions
Dawn flickers
Lace patterns dance on the ceiling
Fade…
…leaving
Stillness and loneliness

A haunting from the past
As shadows harvest
Memories,
Hopes
…and dreams

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

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