My Creative Writing: Poetry

Since I’ve written more complete pieces of poetry than I have short stories, I’ll probably be posting a bit more poetry when I do present some of my creative writing. I hope that’s alright with everyone:) This poem is called “When Sunset Turns to Dusk,” and I thought it an appropriate one to show you on Valentine’s Day, although it wasn’t written for the occasion. It was originally written for two friends of mine that were together at the time, and my inspiration was watching a glorious, colorful sunset on the Puget Sound in northwestern Washington. Feel free to lend me your critique, and thank you for reading!

 

When Sunset Turns to Dusk

When sunset turns to dusk and the pinks fade to a shadowy grey,
And when the light weakens to shadow and the trees become hostile,
When the moon begins to rise and the stars follow and obey,
That’s when I flee to you, my love, my fear changing to a relieved smile.

When the creepy creatures
And the morbid monsters
Of the night come out to scare me,
And when the growling gargoyles
And the frightening fiends
Of the night blink their red eyes at me,
When the bloodcurdling beasts
And the terrible terrors
Of the night open their maws to whisper at me,
That’s when I beg, I plea,
“My love, please stay with me!”

So we sit by the fire and tell stories over coffee,
Talking of love and life and light,
Until, in sleep, our dreams take flight.
And in the morning, there you are, smiling at me.

That’s when the sun comes up to reveal the bright, new dawn,
When the dark is defeated and the warm light of day returns;
It’s when the stars begin to fade and the moon is long since gone,
And the love I have for you is rekindled, and brightly burns.

It’s when the creepy creatures
And the morbid monsters
Turn out to be does and fawns that stare at me;
It’s when the growling gargoyles
And the frightening fiends
Turn out to be the neighbor’s cats that ‘meow!’ at me;
And it’s when the bloodcurdling beasts
And the terrible terrors
Turn out to be sleepy owls and doves that blink at me –
That’s when I thank you, my love,
For protecting and reassuring me.

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