NaPoWriMo Day 18 – Walk in the Light of Dawn

At the glorious break of new year
I play my song in earnest prayer;
One quiet evening of full moonlight
I walk with million stars as cover.

“Walk with me tonight,” he said
In alluring voice again he plead;
He holds my hand so very calm
Until my lips speaks with not a word.

From the city streets and alleys
We track all the busy highways;
In a long-winding hidden tunnel
Hand-by-hand we follow the pathways.

He tells stories of flowers in the east
And sees beauty in the treasure chest;
His thoughts and words are innocent as white
And as quick as the time that passes by so fast.

The dawn is breaking, soon the sun is rising
His love and mine are consummating;
But it’s hard to bare this light of dawn
When you and I, with this bond is breaking.


Day 18 challenge from NaPoWriMo is to write a ruba’i. A ruba’i is a four-line stanza, with a rhyme scheme of AABA. It’s a Persian form — multipe stanzas of a ruba’i form is called a rubaiyat.

This poem is about that moment when you pray for your “love” to appear. And certainly he did! But that’s what you thought it was. Then you realized that it can only last until the next morning.

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