“Red sky at night, sailors delight
red sky in morning, sailors take warning.”
“This is a red day,
a sword day,
blood has been spilled this night.”
It is a matter of perspective.
Red dawns symbolize birth,
a joyous blood-covered surprise,
the beginning of new life.
A blood morning equally symbolizes death.
Many old and infirmed bow out by dawn,
the final curtain of a life now lived.
Red dawn is viewed by your present position,
on the path you tread,
on your personal journey through life.
© JW Thomas