Spread across the Earth,
The dark night sky,
Few stars speckled,
The wind let out it’s sigh.

She sat against a wall,
On the cold concrete,
In an empty park,
Reliving her defeat.

The wind blew lightly,
The breeze edged as ice,
Ice drops of water,
As rain to suffice.

The warm tears fell,
Running down her face,
Head buried in her arms,
She feels a disgrace.

Trickle and splatter,
More than stars now lit,
The rain falls and drops,
More than just a bit.

Tear stained and broken,
Her eyes and her soul,
Now emptier than ever,
An ever lasting hole.

The crack of the dawn,
To awaken new light,
The stars fading slowly,
They’ve put up no fight.

She feels deep inside,
A need to be found,
But by burdens and heart ache,
She is bound to the ground.

Various colors now spread across,
From oranges to pinks,
And purples to blues,
The night’s darkness sinks.

She wipes off her tears,
And whispers once more,
For relief and forgiveness,
For these burdens, the cure.

Low clouds of pale white,
Skewed across the shades,
Of various colors,
The sunlight pervades.

And before all hope was lost,
A voice answered her cry,
“Though I left to return,
That did not mean goodbye.”


About Robin Elizabeth

My name is Robin Elizabeth and I'm 25. I do not create with my own ability, but with the gift God has given me.

10 responses »

  1. Jingle says:

    Trickle and splatter,
    More than stars now lit,
    The rain falls and drops,
    More than just a bit.

    love your words.
    powerful imagery.

  2. Shashi says:

    Dear Robin
    I enjoyed the verse and the way you have penned it. The last line was so powerful and got me thinking ….

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

  3. Eric says:

    I liked this one the best of your three Potluck entries. It’s subtle and emotional.

  4. 2zpoint says:

    A beautiful story in the poem and with the dawns early light there seemed to be a hope that the night was lacking. Very uplifting! It made me smile.

  5. Shawn Bird says:

    I don’t get the last lines. >>sigh<< (English teacher here- I don't like to be confused). "Though I left to return that did not mean good-bye." Obviously if you left planning to return it didn't mean a permanent good-bye. Or do you mean the literal historical meaning- "God be with you?" so the persona has left leaving godlessness behind? or are you thinking of good-bye as permanent only, and adieu or see you soon as being the only way to indicate a return? Hmmm. Yeah. Still confused.

    Things are more straight forward in


    • The explanation is this:
      Even though He left, to come back later, He never actually left.
      If you don’t know, I am talking about Jesus.
      Even though He left us here, on earth, He didn’t leave our hearts.
      Does that clear things up?

  6. A wonderful poem that catches the experience of the dark night of the soul…

    Happy potluck to you!

  7. Kavita says:

    LOVELY!! That faint glimmer of hope has a way of showing up just at the nick of time … don’t you think?

    I really liked the way this poem progressed… from utter hopelessness to a new light within… beautifully written!
    Totally enjoyed the rhymes too!!

  8. Jingle says:


    how r u?
    Letting you know Poets Rally week 32 is on,
    Drop me your entry if you wish to be part of it.
    Thanks a lot,
    Happy November!

  9. Olivia says:

    A very beautiful story told Dear Robin..
    I felt there was a streak of hope to peeping in from out of no- where- telling that that’s not the end..

    I like such ones- strong, intense and powerful.. also turning into hopeful with Life.. 🙂

    loads of Love and hope- xox

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