Though here we stand/In darkest night

[image description: A light display shines from where the World Trade Center used to be. The two beams of light are illuminated each year on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton – Public Domain)]

I dreamt earlier this morning that I was writing these lyrics to music, to be sung by a choir. Though it was a simple tune, I couldn’t remember it upon waking, but I started jotting down as many of the words as I could recall as soon as I woke up, and I think I not only came close to a complete transcription of it, I may have even improved on it a little. It’s clearly inspired by Sam’s Song in the Orc-Tower, which impressed me at an early age, well before I ever heard it set to music. Though not composed with the September 11th attacks specifically in mind, I thought the above image of the Tribute in Light a fitting one for this poem.

Though here we stand
In darkest night
Our hope will rise
A shining light

To pierce the veil
Of cloud above
To never fail
On wings of love

A helping hand
A hopeful sight
A healing word
A beacon bright

Though here we bide
Deep in the dark
The light inside
Ignites a spark

With starkest wings
Against the night
Our song it rings
And takes to flight

To pierce the veil
Of cloud above
To never fail
On wings of love

© 2022 by Strider Lee

Published by striderlee

Dungeon Master, homebrewer, foodie, bibliophile, and fantasy author. He/Him

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