Beneath A Whisper

(A Thanksgiving Poem)

My heart is a quiet ache
Beating beneath a whisper
Short of words to grace a prayer
Forging poetry like the contrived beauty of a vain longing

You are breathless evermore on this side of heaven
Yet I reside within this vapor
Every affliction boasts
Yet temporal is its glory
For in the heartache I'm reminded
Death is not the end of the story

Hope the foresight our perspective
Visions of the summit from the valley
Through clockwork and the hours that confine us in this moment
Caught in routine theft of holiday enchantment
Like swimming against the current

Nothing is the same
Long hours take the day till afternoon endearment
Are we but the leftovers of ourselves after life gets the best of us?
A turn of events finds me here

Reminiscing between the weight of former things
And the discoveries we've yet to unearth
Finding treasure in the ruins of decay
Joy in what we remember
Thankfulness for a future set despite the obstacles of yesterday

When night holds no lasting claim to steal the light from the sun
I welcome the horizon
Internal dawns despite the bleak shadows of a thin overcast
Remind me that the sorrow that seeks to undermine our joy isn't meant to last

As I meander down these city streets painted with conflicted memories
Speaking hope second guessed by depressions empty bid upon my mind
What is happy about this Thanksgiving but the reasons that we make an effort to find

I won't short sight the value of what remains despite what's lost
As love sings through tragedy set to the cadence of restoration reborn at the foot of the cross...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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