Hope in the Darkness of Winter

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year. On Monday, the days will begin to grow longer and we will have more light. So I thought I would share the revised version of a poem I originally posted here. This revised version is included in my book Light in My Darkness. I’m also sharing this for Open Link Night over at dVerse Poets Pub.

Hope in the Darkness

Sun sinks below the horizon
Darkness envelopes all life in my view
Each night darkness comes sooner
Lengthening twilight my heart does rue

This season, winter, brings darkness
It engulfs the light of my soul
Sometimes the darkness is deeper
And blacker than the deepest mine of coal

But winter does not last forever
Spring and summer bring sun ever near
Hope of a Light everlasting
Is all my darkened soul needs to hear

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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3 Responses to Hope in the Darkness of Winter

  1. Ah.. what would we do without dark and light..

    all would be monochrome gray.. in colors or not..

    and even more boring than light and no dark…

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  2. Joseph Hesch says:

    We both wrote of the darker, shorter days of winter, Linda. I like how you turned that long darkness around, though. Nice work!

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  3. It’s a great thought to have reached the bottom and to see the light ahead.

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