We Battle at Dawn

Hard and fast, Night dropped the town into darkness.

Dusk became dim, dim became black.

Unable to see an outstretched hand in the inkiness

that Night had flung out.


Light could not be found in the opaque little town

cut off from happiness and hope.

Left to withstand the gloom for twelve hours

until Light could come save it.


Night and Light commence their battle

as Dawn watches over.

The little town watches on, caught in the middle

Then Dawn declares Light the winner.


Happiness and hope are restored to the little town 

for twelve more hours

Just enough time for Night to plan its next attack.


  • Doggerel Dave

    Straightforward and well constructed, an easy read. Enjoyed. Must be a very small town to be so enveloped by night.

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write MEM.

    Even in the darkness
    The moon will show its light
    Showing to us all
    That this world will all be right.


  • Spiritual wanderer

    Nice one..

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