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When the Dark Days Come

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


Days drift by uneventfully,

days of happiness and bliss,

when it is just you and I

and the door on the world is shut tight.

Tears, worries and fears,

when the rain starts to fall,

when storm clouds roll across the skies -

when the dark days come.

Doubts and thoughts,

that cannot be controlled,

my mind in a whirl of discontentment -

when the dark days come.

My thoughts like butterflies,

scattered like clouds through the skies,

I dream and I wonder why -

when the dark days come.

Then I long to stray,

far, far away,

down a country road -

when the dark days come.

There nature heals

and song birds sing,

the river rushes by as gulls bob on the water.

There beneath a tall oak tree,

I can sit and remember,

so many wonderful things and precious memories –

when the dark days come.

It cleanses my soul

and refreshes my mind,

puts things back into perspective -

when the dark days come.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 16, 2017:

Thank you Jackie.

Thank you Linda.

Only the butterflies know for sure FlourishAnyway.

Thank you Israel.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on October 15, 2017:

Very good, great song and love the way you set up the poem. Very original.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 14, 2017:

The darkness of the photo and the beautiful light at the top fit your poem very well. I love your description of the dark days and of the healing power of nature.

FlourishAnyway from USA on October 14, 2017:

Now you've made me wonder where the butterflies go when it's stormy. They probably hide under leaves, not sure.

Israel Mercado on October 14, 2017:

Full of emotion. Well written.

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