To Those Who Chose to Leave

by Poetess   Mar 12, 2017

You missed the sunrise today.

It rose slowly.
Exposing vibrant yellows and
warm reds and
subtle hues of blue.
A spectacle that
would have inspired Albert Bierstadt.

It rose as it has
every day before,
but it wasn't the same.

Had you realized
that no sunrise would have been
the same as yesterday's...

Had you endeavored through
your darkest night,
you may have seen its light.

But I will always wonder
if you would have found solace
in today's sunrise.


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  • 2 days ago

    by Ren

    Congrats on the win!

  • 2 days ago

    by Courtney Hough

    This is gorgeous in its simplicity. Simple and powerful.


  • 4 days ago

    by Naughtymouse

    I'm so glad this is on the front page such an epic write.


  • 1 week ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Depression is terrible desease. You describe the way we, the ones who suffer with them and can't do anything, feel.
    Beautifully written, dear girl.

    Love, always xxx Ingrid

  • 1 week ago

    by Brenda

    So sad but beautifully written. I wish so many people we have lost had somehow found the strength to deal with the night to be able to see that glorious sunrise once again.

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