Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Keeper

Day knows the secrets
whispered by the night.
Our hearts remain safe,
holding dreams tight.
The dawn of the day
takes darkness away,
as the keeper of cares 
and dark nightmares.

~McGuffy Ann Morris

The dawn chases away the demons of the night, whether of our own imaginations or those of others. As a child, I was never afraid of the dark. However, there were many times that I had reasons to be afraid. Somehow, I always knew that there was light beyond the darkness.

Please read my Challenge Reveal Post for insight on the poetry that I chose to share here. 


40 comments:

  1. I loved the phrase "Keeper of nightmares" Lovely verse!
    Sudha from
    Everyday Muse

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    1. Sudha, that line stays with me, too. I love when poems come to me, begging to be written.

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  2. Beautiful indeed 😊
    PositiveVibes ✌
    Please drop by 😊 http://smartshivani.blogspot.com/2016/04/just-breathe.html

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  3. Lovely! I have always loved the idea that is always darkest before the dawn ...

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  4. Dawn is my favorite time, i love to watch the light chase away the shadows.

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    1. I can understand that. There is hope and newness in that.

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  5. What a revealing little poem. Thank goodness for the daylight that comes after darkness.

    As a child I was afraid of the dark, more afraid of what I couldn't see like ghosts or the dead. It came from stories folks would make up.
    As an adult, I now love the dark and I'm not afraid of the dark anymore. It's like I can see in total darkness after I turn the light off. I can't explain, it feels comfortable.

    Have a great day, Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Julia, I love the dark, too. I think there is a peace there. My poem Celestial speaks of both day and night.

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  6. Beautifully done. With the light of the dawn returns hope and peace, security for the day. Nighttime can be terrifying for so many reasons, especially for children. Daylight is indeed the keeper of dark secrets.

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    1. It is. I have always found a place in night and never feared it. I fought to keep it, too.

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  7. It's amazing how dawn eases all the fears that often come in the night. I've never really been afraid of the dark although I don't like to be outside alone by myself in the dark (so maybe I am). Great thoughts here.

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  8. This poem is so powerful.

    It's true! The morning light really does chase away the worries of darkness.

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    1. I appreciate this, and am pleased that you see power in it.

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  9. I was terribly afraid of the dark as a child, now not so much. Nice poem.

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    1. I would love to read more of your memoir.

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  10. Annie, 99 % of the time, yes, dawn does chase away the demons...all of us in trout towne love the darkness; it brings about a different perspective; sound, and at times a true sense of inner self....I've got my fingers crossed for which "M" poem will appear on friday !! ♥♥♥

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  11. I think the dark has always called to me, though I no longer like to drive in it. One animal hit (a raccoon, I think) had me in tears and cost over a thousand dollars to repair vehicle damage. Thank you for sharing this poetry.
    Awakening Dreams and Conquering Nightmares with a Pen
    Best wishes!

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    1. I am always intrigued by night and what moves in the darkness.

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  12. Like you, never afraid of the dark.

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  13. It's a lovely poem, Annie! I love night and the quiet it brings.

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    1. Beth, your thoughts always mean a lot to me.

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  14. That K was way more than okay!!!

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  15. Another excellent poem, you are incredibly talented. I have always been afraid of the dark and I still am.

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    1. Thank you, Ellen. That means a lot to me. I am sorry that the dark scares you, though. Hugs.

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  16. Beautifully written. The depth and breadth of your heart comes through in your writing.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. This comment means so much to me.

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  17. The dawn always comes! And that's why my name is RoryBore -- as in Aurora, goddess of the Dawn. :)

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  18. I was afraid of the dark as a child until I was safely tucked into my bed. I was always happy to see morning arrive. XO, Janet

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  19. This is a beautiful poem and sentiment, Annie. I chose to read this one first because I also have one called The Keeper. :)

    The dark is often far less scary than the secrets that it holds. {{{Hugs}}}

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