Walking The Road of Night


None can reach dawn without travelling the road of night.

Khalil Gibran

Walking The Road of Night

After analysing our shared journey
I am travelling the road to reach dawn.
I walk alone through the night carefully.
In the deathly silence, thoughts fill my head
Where could the others be?
In bed? Why am I not in bed?
Because walking the road of night all I see
Is it’s dark as fuck, god knows what’s in front of me
why am I doing this shit to myself?
I am travelling a road to reach dawn
When I know damn well dawn comes every day


Dawn is the time of morning when the Sun is 6Β° below the horizon. Respectively, dusk occurs when the Sun is 6Β° below the horizon in the evening. Sunrise is the time when the first part of the Sun becomes visible in the morning at a given location.

A Matt Snyder Nonce Style poem (Link here), is a new form and the rules are as follows:

Six syllables in the title of the poem
Eleven line poem
Ten syllables per line for the first four lines
The second and tenth lines are a refrain
Lines three through eight rhyme: ababaa


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Poetry Forms


37 thoughts on “Walking The Road of Night

  1. I have a set of Kahil Gibran Books. Gifted to me 30 + years ago. BEAUTIFUL !
    Murdoch, you are becoming very profound in your writings now. Esoteric Knowledge !
    I will come and find you in Finlandia if I live that long ! I love reading your posts !
    Always your friend,
    Marc

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    1. That’s quite the gift.
      I wouldn’t say profound but if I write long enough something might strike a cord. 1000 monkeys and all that.
      Always welcome, Marc.

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    1. Funny you mention that. I wrote this 5 weeks ago. Normally I schedule and move on. Then when it publishes I proofread it one last time.
      I misread the rules and changed the title from six syllables to six words by adding along. Thanks for the heads up πŸ‘

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