William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

How Different This Dawn

As individuals we are often our own worst adversaries, asking of ourselves nothing and demanding everything. There comes, though, a day of reckoning, when our dead and wounded must be carried off the battlefield, and another, more enlightened approach considered. We may think of it as an act of personal diplomacy. And yet, as private as it might seem, our decision to listen to ourselves in light of our natural gifts and abilities, is one of universal reach and importance, and will not go unnoticed by love.

 
How Different This Dawn

Surely you must see
how different this dawn,

stating its case
in soft-bright colors,

is from your righteous
outrage;

how she laves
her face in this pond,

then comes to light
on your own cage.

Recently Banned Literature, March 31, 2014
Twelve Poems, Poets International

Categories: New Poems & Pieces, Recently Banned Literature

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