A Voice

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Sunset in the Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona.

She lifted her voice against the sun,
Cursing because Good Friday was done.
The coming of night would make her feel blue,
For none of her dreams would ever come true.
She pillowed her head and turned off the light,
Preparing to face the terrors of night;
But then came a voice, a voice not her own,
Whispering things from the past she had known:
You are the daughter of wisdom and light,
The child of mercy and goodness and right.

Be not afraid of the terrors ahead.
Lie down and sleep, child, for safe is your bed.

Over her heart washed a wave of relief,
The voice in the night assuaging her grief.

Good Friday evening—
singing dark songs, Sister Death
slips into my room.

Poems and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Posted on April 15, 2022, in 5-7-5, Arizona, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Poets United, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Rhyming poetry, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, sunset and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Kestril Trueseeker

    The power of the right words at the right moment.

  2. Beverly Crawford

    An evocative write.

  3. All my heart. Thank you dear MMT.

  4. Oh so powerful ~ you are delightful child of the universe ….Xo

    Wishing you laughter and love in all your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  5. This is intriguing
    Blessed Good Friday

    much 💜love

  6. Oh, what a wonderful sunset photo! (I don’t say it often enough, but your photos are always wonderful.) The poem is lovely in a different way; I especially like ‘You are the daughter of wisdom and light’. And I love that great haiku best of all.

  7. The voice jn the night
    Consolation she did bring
    Shhhhh don’t tell Daddy
    This is a neat write, I was ready to be scared for you.

  8. Such a beautiful poem ánd haiku that sends shivers down my spine… I wish you a beautiful Easter weekend! Love from Holland.

  9. Beautifully moving words and photo. Blessings to you on this Easter Day.

  10. I don’t know if I should be scared for her entering the night but maybe she can overcome it as a “daughter of wisdom and light”
    I’m having to read this a few times through (which is a good thing)

  11. You are the daughter of wisdom and light,
    The child of mercy and goodness and right.

    thank you friend. there is deep comfort in your words. comfort our entire world seems in need of. if only they knew they could find shelter here.

  12. Your poetry gave me chills, the best kind. How incredibly lovely and wise and timely.

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