Vows in the Dark

Image: Desktop Nexus Warrior
Image: Desktop Nexus
I wait,
tomorrow a lifetime away.
Promises made in the dark,
with light brings knowledge. 
As reality sets in
will vows in the dark
make it to heaven’s gate
while demons still wage war,
abandoned to fate?
As sun rises
and the hordes descend,
what darkness holds
warm and safe
fades away to cold.
Swords brought forth hiss,
sparks fly
as metal hits.
When all seems lost,
the sun setting in the west,
I look desperately for a sign
that this war is to end.
High above
on hilltop horizon
a lone figure watches,
waiting to be noticed.
Eyes meet mine,
and I know,
his vows are true,
the horde’s reign is at an end.
The horizon darkens
as figures appear,
lining hilltop, sun light glinting
on armor, swords and spears.
With battle cry roaring
they descend into the fray,
with renewed vigor and smile of triumph
I return to battle as day ends.
With defeat imminent,
the hordes flee into the night,
the day is won,
heaven’s gates stand strong.
~ © 2014 Heidi Barnes

8 thoughts on “Vows in the Dark

      1. Thank you. I’m still a little unsure of my poems. I don’t always know where the words come from, just that I have to write them down. Like the one I wrote this morning, Shattered. I woke up with the beginning words in my head. The rest showed themselves as I wrote.

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