before the dawn

They cover our eyes

Before we see the candles

On the birthday cake

The surprise has been building

For that one moment of joy

Like when we were born

We were in the dark for months

Waiting to come out

Perhaps all good things are born

From the dark into the light

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

14 responses to “before the dawn

  1. What a wonderful metaphorical poem. Thank you, Annette! xx Michael

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  2. your first three lines stand alone, beautiful

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  3. I love this, Annette. Beautiful.

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  5. That’s so amazingly expressed, Annette!

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