Here we have another piece of verse from A.D., our resident poet at Rebel Voice. In this offering, the author ponders the possible salvation that daylight can bring to those in despair. The darkness may not only be around us, but in us, as victims or perpetrators. But is sunlight sufficient to dispel the terrors of the night?
Helios, a Hero?
Does daylight bring redemption
from night-time’s hidden sins
does sunlight burn the guilt away
to cleanse the soul within
or does it mask the dark desires
that torture feeble minds
to swath in shadows gangrenous thoughts
that consume hearts in time
can it free the innocence
from chains the twilight brings
release the uncorrupted joy
from whence the terror springs
banish shades of ignorance
layers of deep despair
illuminate sweet hope once more.
Can it answer whispered prayers?