Grass once green, sky once blue
as I remember well;
Candle glowed with bluish hue-
as much as I could tell.
That was before the darkest night.
With candle lit, I sit alone.
A soothing calm, a hollow sigh-
expression set in stone.
I feel the light, but cannot see
what beauty in the candle glows.
The stars have disappeared from me;
but why, God only knows.
Darkness overtook me
and robbed me of my light-
leaving me in ebony
of everlasting night.
Sharon Elizabeth Palmeri
Hoosiers Horizon Magazine 1993
Spirits Magazine 2003
Poetry Palace 2005
Copyright Library of Congress1992
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