Light and Dark

Our Children Follow in Our Footsteps

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Light and Dark

Darkness is a costume that light dons every night,
drawing ghoulish shadows around her blinding light.
Outlandish to surrender to midnight’s inky stain,
then return as Aurora—shedding her light again.
Why do we seek our opposites? What could the purpose be?
The mountains meet the valleys. Desert gives way to sea.
Every single element and every creature, too—
Christian and agnostic, Arab, Hindu, Jew,
lives with all these contrasts jostling within.
Goodness gives way to evil. Piety battles sin.
Frolicking or feuding, our inner natures jell—
drawing us toward Heaven and/or jerking us toward Hell.
Day by day how can we know how we’ll go down in history?
This alchemy of opposites still remains Nature’s mystery.

Word Prompts today are shadows, outlandish, ghoulish, frolic, light and costume.

19 thoughts on “Light and Dark

  1. slmret

    Judy — your portraits of children are absolutely magnificent — I especially love the little girl with her duck! The birds and flowers are also excellent photos — a magnificent post!

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    Ah those questions. The ones we all confront and for which there is never an answer or at least, none that I’ve ever found. Life has become ever more bizarre. I lost a good friend last night and others are sick too. In addition to all the other worries, my old friends now really ARE old and I worry about them.

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    1. Judy Dykstra Brown

      So sorry about your friend. We just have to enjoy each other while we can–very little control over the rest. It will be interesting to see what comes next. oxoxo (Suddenly, they are making me give details to reply to comments on my own blog! Notifications haven’t worked all day. What is going on with WP?

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