Hope dawns

Day is not come.
Not quite yet:
Malignancy and malice linger still.

But this is now, at last,
The hour before the dawn
And somewhere in the dark

A throng of birds begins
To sing, full-throated; and soon their song
Will ring unchecked across the land.

Then light will flood the sky
And with it we’ll forget
The night we once believed would never end.


God bless America. The thoughts and hopes of the world are with you. Thank you. And Johnson? You’re next.

4 thoughts on “Hope dawns

  1. I had you in mind when I wrote this, my friend. We have to trust that right will prevail; you have already given us much to celebrate and reason to hope. In our benighted isles, we still have four years to wait for our next chance to change things, and given the havoc of the past 11 months, it’s hard to know what will be left of us by then! With you in spirit as always. N.

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