Time That Mystifies
by Elizabeth Santos
These are days of desolation
Moments of dismay
Watching castles in the sand
Erode in misty spray

These are days of introspection
Time that mystifies
Watching tip of hawk's wing
Write your name on blackening skies

These are days of tearful grief
Dark shrouds of agony
Hours on end to watch the end
Of dreams that used to be

This is soul's enlightenment
To know the depths of strife
And seek a place of comfort
To endure the pains of life

Tomorrow will be different
All the grief will be undone
And feather tips will write my name
In gold across the sun

And night will not seem dark to me
The night that once was ours
And God will mirror all our joys
In glistening crystal stars