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Awakening
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By Randy Rich
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Awakening



A mockingbird sings at 2:00 AM,


waking me from a dead sleep,


like a dream, the still


darkness settles into the hardwood


floors, the fan moves the air,


my beloved wife, asleep in the shadows


of the moonlight as it filters through


the sounds of creation.


 


Stars shine like birds


moving through the oak trees, through


the soul of the seeing, light


filtering through the dead branches,


earth spinning into view.


 


I believe in something beyond


this tiny frame, insignificant


corpse of the future, becoming ashes,


into nothing, forgotten.


It sings, even in the night,


through the breeze that carries the sounds


of power, of beauty in the broken stillness.


 


 


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Submitted: Thursday, May 14, 2009

Last Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2009

About the Poet
I am married and have two beautiful children. I am a Professional Christian Counselor and Director of services for children at a local community mental health center.


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