Unbroken Night



There are times when you think you will not get out alive

When forces are plotted against your plan to survive

When the crushing weight of life pushes you down

And a myriad of great injustices around you abound


It is easy, in those darkest moments, to lose hope

Weighed by all the trials and tribulations you must cope

To suddenly feel that you have become so small

That to the rest of the world you don’t matter at all


Every person wrestles with these feelings at times

As self-doubt and self-worth collide in our minds

And though our pains and losses may greatly vary

The same weight of the world on our shoulders we carry


Do not let the malaise of a particularly dark moment

To creep in so deep as to become a component

A constant cog in your emotional machine

That drapes the soul so no hope can be seen


Fight back with strength of heart for all that you are

There were times when you didn’t think you’d get this far

But you saw it through with great strength and pride

Finding life again when you broke through the other side


Stand strong and rail against those chanting head voices

Know that your road ahead is still filled with choices

And know that with you we all stand in support

For no one wins by a grieved fatal final resort


Though your light may have dimmed in your eyes

Its necessity may come as somewhat a surprise

For our world without your sacred loved light

Moves us all a little closer to a darker night


And although it may be somewhat cliché to say

That it is darkest just before the break of day

Truer words may have never been spoken

And can help push away the night unbroken


18 Responses to “Unbroken Night”
  1. beth says:

    beautiful poem of hope

  2. Never stop fighting, the fight ends with the enemy destroyed and only then. Well said my friend!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I love the hope in this message, Brad! It is not always easy, but we must never stop fighting. You have such a beautiful way with words!

  4. “There are times when you didn’t think you would get this far” is a strong knot in the rope when one feels like they are slipping off.

  5. yassy says:

    A beauty of a poem. Beautifully composed. Each word woven with meaning and insight. Love every single word of this gorgeous poem.

  6. Carl says:

    Thank you my friend.
    You posted this in perfect timing
    I will read this daily if need be
    It speaks to one’s mind and daily thoughts.

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    Great message, Brad! I particularly like the line, “And a myriad of great injustices around you abound.”

  8. I am beginning to suspect that I will not be getting out alive but your words are great inspiration in the meantime.

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