What Brilliant Darkness

What brilliant darkness now descends
To slay the weight which life doth rob
To bear the anguish undeserved
On frigid stone no glorious end.

The blazing lanterns light the night
As noble leaders drain the cup
To toast the end of ghost not known
And praise the triumph of blind sight.

What brilliant darkness now hangs deep
In hopeless end of fruitless dreams
In upper room no brightness cast
In lowered light a restless sleep.

The blazing lanterns light the night
As slumbered warriors wrap their cloaks
And starlight bathes the tethered beam
Where blood poured out in sacred rite.

What brilliant darkness now breaks bright
With light a sun can scarce reflect
To roll the stone which triumphs death
The lamps of countless souls to light.

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4 thoughts on “What Brilliant Darkness

  1. Did you write this? Yet another talent! Very beautifully written.

    Have a peaceful, joyous Easter Dr. Bob.

  2. Yes, it just sort of came to me today–one of those “Where did this come from?” moments…

    Thank you for your kind words, and may the peace of the Risen Christ be with you.

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