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Things Look Better In The Night (poem)

Updated on January 13, 2014

Things look better in the night

No distractions world less clear

Shadows falling thoughts do steer

Captured by a lonely light


Softer thoughts does it ignite

Sun filled embers of the past

Moments never meant to last

Things look better in the night


Sharpened edges seem less bright

As soft veils do cloud my mind

Echoes heard are far behind

Dark uncertain toys with sight


Day’s tomorrows less polite

Why do heartbeats linger on

Do they know that she is gone

Victim of some appetite


Things look better in the night

Memories become a tear

Haunting winds are all I hear

Faded glimpses hold me tight


What will spare me from this plight

Dream to carry me away

Gentler fields for mind to play

Things look better in the night


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Things do look better in the night and dreams can carry us away. Passing this on.

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      We all have our different opinions on what looks better when. Awesome poem!

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      J Burgraff 4 years ago

      What a different perspective. I'm used to thinking that everything will look better in the morning, but I see your point!

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love this one! The night is my favorite time to be out and about. It seems like the world is a completely different place when the sun goes down. This poem reminds me of some of my own poetry, i thought that was cool. Love the photo as well!

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      the older i get - the better i look in the dark!


      Very beautiful poem, my friend - if a little...'dark'...


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      I really liked this - interesting idea and so well said.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Nighttime covers up the imperfections, don't you think? :)

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Things do look better at night you put this together with great thought.

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      A story hidden with in a rhyme

      A heart break concealed between the lines.

      Memories of yesterday haunt your mind

      of your Joy and your love removed by time.

      Martin, I hope you don't mind me taking the liberty

      of writing the words above. They simply fell out on to

      the comment box. I can understand your pain, as I, too,

      have lost the love of my life. He did not die.

      He walks around me daily.


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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      We can always look at the night as toning down the harshness of the day. Those "faded glimpses" can certainly hold you tight. Beautifully done with a perfect choice of video.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I like your take on this, Martin. Sometimes things that aren't really there appear in the night. I like your view of the evening softening the sharp edges of the light.

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Things really are different in the night. Beautiful words, beautiful video and beautiful music.