December 24, 2012

A Charmed Night



The sun sets from superior summit
And night steadily stole in
Like the toughened criminals back to work
Into the boundaries of the busy city

We ended our toil and labour
Like the drawing of the curtain in a cinema
Then sat and watched, watched and saw
The glamorous day being taken over
By the dynamic supremacy of the charmed night

We had no choice and heard no voice
Challenging the gathering dusk swooping in
Like locusts in the eighth plague of Egypt
Than to retreat back to our domain
And let the perilous night rule over us