Long nights, many long nights
Proven short, upon tonight
Tonight’s the longest night
It’s not as dark as other nights
Its blackness is of purity
It enlightens, makes us bright
It shimmers through the shadows
There’s life’s abode amongst
Through darkness of a longest-
Our night time’s truly warm
It’s light, it’s very snug
There’s warmth inside our hearts
Autumn’s leaving, Winter’s happy
Dancing Snowmen on the way
Sorrows vane, we’re done weeping
Joyous spirits find their way
Done with blacks & whites of fall
We see colors, golden rays
Overcast by clouds before
We now see the silver sparks
Will we leave our woes behind?
Will we let bygones be gone?
It’s only longer by that moment,
By that fracture of a minute-
Of a second, even smaller-
Just an ever-fading number!
Will we live just that much longer?
Or will we kill just yet another?
© Sina Saberi – 21 December 2011
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