The Challenges Of A New Day

Morning dew lazily

Drips from my flowers

Towards a darkened ground

As if trying to escape

Warmth from a rising sun.

Creatures of the night

Are seeking safe refuge

From lurking dangers of the day

And chatting amongst themselves

In lanuages only they can understand.

Early morning school children

Walk by laughing and talking

Each child trying to control

The topic of conversation

Eager for full attention.

Having inhaled cool morning air

I go back into my house

To a loving wife

Feeling happy and ready to face

The challenges of a new day.

Ralph L. Clark © 1999

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