The Mist


Is it cloud that falls so gently

When mountain top is kissed

Or does it rise from the valley

This cold and haunting mist


All pale shapes and grey shadows now

Sight rendered all but blind

Like whiskey drunk too fast somehow

A fogging of the mind


Unknown fears in every crease

The fears of never knowing

My will cannot command you cease

And keep my fears from growing


Being trapped in ghostly blanket

Suffered your icy chill

Yea sun would come I’d thank it

And temper failing will


If but scant rays could break rampart

And glimmer added hue

A warmth to spirit and to heart

Gained strength to see this through


Should graced light fail and hope abide

My journey will not stop

All my fears must be put aside

If goal the mountain top


So, taunt me now you evil mist

You cruel, sadistic haze

Battle you, my will exist

Earning my brighter days


Set upon me your eerie wrath

You may have chosen me

But I the chooser of my path

Will choose my destiny


15 Responses to “The Mist”
  1. Powerful and strong words! We must all try to remember to push through the fog the eclipses our lives and look for the slivers of sunshine that await us.

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Well spoken, especially that last verse, a most beautiful poem Brad!

  3. beth says:

    yes, we get to choose our own paths, in spite of all the mist and fog – beautiful

  4. Jim Borden says:

    and just think how wonderful it will be when you break through that mist and fog and are surrounded by glorious sunshine…

  5. Brilliant and Beautiful!

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow that caught my breath Brad. So incredibly beautiful, the rhyming shows such skill and the mist becomes a person in this beautiful piece.

    “Unknown fears in every crease

    The fears of never knowing

    My will cannot command you cease

    And keep my fears from growing”

    Your work never disappoints Brad. You write so beautifully and I love this one. Perhaps because I am sometimes frightened by the unknown as much as I try to be true to my faith, I can still be afraid. I need to have more faith in my prayers. What an incredible piece. BRAVO! xoxoxo Joni

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