In the dark of winter night
speaks the angel, fierce but sweetly,
singing in a voice commanding,
crying in a voice demanding,
with caramel breath and radiant light,
shimmering and glimmering like the star
shining, pulsing, glowing bright
twinkling, twinkling from afar,
resplendent, lustrous, but not so cheery,
brilliant, dazzling, then her query–
Why do you fight and foster hate?
Why do you listen to lies, then wait
for signs and words and soothing vows?
Don’t you sense that something’s wrong,
that freedom and choice will soon be gone?
The sun will rise on empty space
where earth once was, but now no trace,
so, light the candles and ring the bells
wreathe the doors with evergreen boughs,
but call for love and fight for right,
prevent the waning of the light.
Then she vanishes, darkness returns,
we search for angels, and the candle burns.
This is for Secret Keeper’s Writing Challenge.
The prompt words were:
Happy Holidays! Wishing all of you light in the darkness and peace, and joy in the new year.