Red Dawn

red dawn


Seafarers say

“Red sky at night, sailors delight

red sky in morning, sailors take warning.”

Legolas says,

“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


8 thoughts on “Red Dawn

  1. Mary Cathleen Clark May 14, 2016 / 3:45 am

    Around here, that old saying pertains to the weather. is it the same where you live?


      • jwtatfbc May 14, 2016 / 3:48 am

        I just used the different combinations I’ve heard to emphasize the different views based on various perspectives.


      • Mary Cathleen Clark May 14, 2016 / 3:51 am

        Well, you did a good job with it, my friend. I’m off to bed now. Good night and sweet dreams.

        Liked by 1 person

      • jwtatfbc May 14, 2016 / 3:52 am

        Thank you, Cathy. Good night and sweet dreams to you as well.

        Liked by 1 person

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