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When In the Dark

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.


When dark descends over the world,

people become different,

away from the brightness of day,

away from the ordinary.

In the dark,

we think thoughts,

of the mysterious wonders,

that nightfall brings.

We dream dreams,

not meant for daylight hours

and our thoughts reach to far corners.

We romanticize,

evenings spent by candlelight

and hold our loved ones tight.

In the dark,

love takes reign,

when we can let go -

of the inhibitions of day.

Romance seems so passionate,

when we can love,

while a velvet blanket of stars covers the sky

and the moonlight beckons.

There are wonders to be seen,

starry path stretching far and wide

and a quite calm we can feel.

In the dark,

there should be no fears,

even as spirits flit about -

they are loved ones gathering close.

We can be who we are,

no masks to wear

and no fear.

Bluesy music filling the air,

don’t give way to tears,

don’t even dare.

In the dark,

everything takes on a magical look,

colorful neon flashing and glowing,

inviting people to come and enjoy.

People step out with different faces,

relaxed and smiling,

eager to dine and dance,

find some romancing.

When we are with the one we love,

we can be passionate

and give way to kisses and hugs.

In the dark,

there is a cloak of mystery,

that just calls to those -

willing to explore.

We make wishes on stars

and the moon seems to be shining,

just for our delight.

Just love the mystery of,

dark, windy nights,

when clouds sail across the night sky

and the moon plays hide and seek.

My mind releases its hold on reality

and I can step into different shoes -

take a walk on the wild side of life.

In the dark,

in the night,

I love to play,

I love to give sway to romancing

and dancing in the dark.

© 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 26, 2018:

That is so true Dianna and the night is also very inspirational.

Dianna Mendez on February 24, 2018:

There are certain advantages to the dark, like dancing to your heart's content.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 20, 2018:

Thank you FlourishAnyway nighttime is truly inspirational.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 19, 2018:

I especially liked the image of the velvet blanket of stars. Very soothing. I am a nighttime person, always have been.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 17, 2018:

Thank you Harish.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on February 17, 2018:

Wow ! beautiful work ! Gypsy, you've created a magic with words.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 16, 2018:

Glad you all enjoyed this and hope you all have a great weekend.

Thank you Bill.

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you ThreeKeys just the way you should feel.

Thank you Ralph.

Thank you Shyron blessings to you too.

Thank you ShanMarie.

Thank you Mike.

You welcome Robin.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 16, 2018:

Beautiful images . . . you see well in the dark, Rasma!

manatita44 from london on February 16, 2018:

You are a true romantic, Gypsy. A mischievous one at that, perhaps. You've created Light in darkness - as it's meant to be - sweet!!!

threekeys on February 15, 2018:

Awww......Gypsy, just loved this mysterious feel you created. I feel I want to snuggle under the covers and keep gazing out the window to watch the indigo blanket of night stars.

Ralph Schwartz from Idaho Falls, Idaho on February 15, 2018:

Now I know why I’m nocturnal - I love how you’ve pulled so many details into this piece.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on February 15, 2018:

Gypsy, this is what I call the mystery magic of the night.


Blessings always.

Shannon Henry from Texas on February 15, 2018:

This has a distinctly romantic feel to it. However, it also reminds me of childhood because I love the night sky and memories of meteor showers m6 cousins and I watched in m6 grandma's backyard. I don't currently live where I can see the blanket of stars. I miss it. Your writing paints a picture of the night sky so magically, though.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on February 15, 2018:

Hello Gypsy - This was a charming, romantic, piece of writing. Just in time for the Valentine's Day spirit.

Robin Carretti from Hightstown on February 15, 2018:

Really soothing and it picked me up your words also love the video thanks

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