Secret Night

Secret Night

Not a whispered sound
or the soft touch of
a breeze on the skin
A gentle murmuring
of angels never to be heard
on this dark night of sin

Walking blindly
towards nothing but black
each step an arduous mile
Stumbling at a fallen log
Confused and bearings lost
Stopping to rest for a while

Dawn breaks in the distance 
A sign of hope at last
Fear slowly relaxes its hold
Clarity found with passing seconds
Remnants of the previous night
will remain forever untold

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  23 comments for “Secret Night

  1. September 5, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Love the close Christine! It creates a mystery that lingers on after every read. Clever Ma’am!


    • Christine Bolton
      September 5, 2021 at 1:07 pm

      Thanks Hank! Somebody mentioned that it could be a beginning or the end of something. I actually didn’t know where I was going with this poem so it got left hanging out there ☺️😧

  2. September 5, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I think a night of sin like this will stay with you forever… this could be the beginning (or end) of a story.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 5, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks Bjorn. Yes you’re right. I wasn’t sure where to finish this poem so it could be the start of something too ☺️

  3. September 3, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    A beautiful, sensuous, mysterious poem ~ love it.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 4, 2021 at 11:00 am

      Thanks so much Helen ☺️💕 I’m happy you liked it.

  4. September 3, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Oooh, mysterious! I want to know more! 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      September 3, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you Sunra ☺️💕

  5. Beverly Crawford
    September 3, 2021 at 11:38 am

    WPW! The secrets of that dark night are best left unremarked.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 3, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      Yes I think so too! 😳 Have a good weekend Bev ❤️

  6. September 3, 2021 at 10:42 am

    Dawn brings hope and light to our darkness. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 3, 2021 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks ☺️ You too Grace

  7. September 3, 2021 at 10:08 am

    So full of mystery and dark secrets! I love it Christine ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      September 3, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks Ingrid. I wasn’t sure where I was going with it so I ended it mysteriously 😧🤭

  8. September 3, 2021 at 4:33 am

    The terror and desire of such nights are unspeakable and unforgettable.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 3, 2021 at 12:43 pm

      Yes exactly! ☺️ Thanks Brendan

  9. September 3, 2021 at 12:14 am

    My this is a mystery, and your final line makes me want to know what happened!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 3, 2021 at 12:22 am

      A clandestine meeting perhaps 😳🤭

  10. September 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Dramatic and traumatic with a foreboding finale …

    • Christine Bolton
      September 3, 2021 at 12:19 am

      Thanks Ivor ☺️💕

  11. September 2, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Beautiful, surreal poem Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      September 2, 2021 at 10:17 pm

      Thank you Sadje. It was dream-like for sure ☺️💕

      • September 2, 2021 at 11:42 pm

        You’re welcome

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