Lead Me Back To Twilight

Lead Me Back To Twilight

A Poem by Lathen Griffiths

Lately sleep evades me
my eyes they seldom close,
I wish they would shut out the night;
delight in sweet repose.
These dark wee hours hold nothing new
my eyes would wish to see,
so why won’t they just let me dream
a dream of her and me.

Instead they face the darkness
in some eternal stare,
and wait for all the ghouls and ghosts
that haunt the corners there,
facing every spectre,
who’s itching for a fight,
reminding me the darkest hour
comes just before the light.

The light of course arrives once more,
as an old forgotten friend,
reaching out a hand to me
a hand that few extend
and for a while the darkness
is banished from my sight
and oh so many wonders;
lead me back to twilight.

©️ 2021 Lathen Griffiths

© 2022 Lathen Griffiths


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An accomplished write. Your stanzas flow beautifully Lathe. Lyrical even. 'Lately sleep evades me". How that line resonates. I am an insomniac. Rarely sleep more than a couple of hours before waking. And all the ghouls and ghosts of night time keep me company till dawn. What a difference when that light breaks through. Wonderful poetry.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you for you kindness as always Chris, I know where you are coming from with insomnia, I do man.. read more



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The title pulled me at first, it's really amazing and inviting. this is an emotional write, it flows with sad emotions yet it also carries a certain way of healing. that healing which nature and its wonders can provide for us if we allow ourselves to flow with it. heartfelt and sincere write my friend.

Posted 3 Days Ago


I can relate to this poem. I often fight with myself when it comes to sleep. Excellent work.

Posted 3 Days Ago


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Lathen Griffiths

3 Days Ago

Thank you so much Nick Lee, I do wonder is it due to the increased stress of the modern world.
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great write i enjoyed reading it keep up the good work never stop writing

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Lathen Griffiths

3 Days Ago

Thank you Jennifer and likewise

Kind regards,

Lathen
jennifer little

3 Days Ago

your welcome very much im posting new poems on here i already posted a bunch plus im rewriting out p.. read more
Lathen Griffiths

3 Days Ago

Definitely will do, cheers Jennifer.
"and oh so many wonders;
lead me back to twilight."
Love this line. --- Thanks for the visit and the visions.

Posted 4 Days Ago


great rhythm and rhyme scheme.
and the meter is perfect...I was almost dancing as I read this.
and I can't get my eyes closed, either.
j.

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

4 Days Ago

Thank you Jacob,

Lathen
insomnia, stinks so bad, i can really feel this write.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lathen Griffiths

4 Days Ago

Thank you Beckie, it seems to be a modern day issue, a sign of these stressful times perhaps?
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Nice writing here, it has beautiful easy flow. I like how it came back around in the end as well. That wish to sleep and just dream of another, if only that easy , we would all be walking around with smiles in the morning ;)

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Very true, thank you Patricia.
Patricia

1 Week Ago

you're welcome :)
I really enjoyed this, found some deepness to this write

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Many thanks

Lathen
An accomplished write. Your stanzas flow beautifully Lathe. Lyrical even. 'Lately sleep evades me". How that line resonates. I am an insomniac. Rarely sleep more than a couple of hours before waking. And all the ghouls and ghosts of night time keep me company till dawn. What a difference when that light breaks through. Wonderful poetry.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you for you kindness as always Chris, I know where you are coming from with insomnia, I do man.. read more
Those nights when even the muse abandons you... Troubles haunt longest when sleep is most elusive. I feel every word, Latham. Well written.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Lathen Griffiths

1 Week Ago

Thank you M.J .Smith
M. J. Smith

1 Week Ago

My pleasure, Mr. Lathan. Your profound words say so much. My day is better for a visit to your page.

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Lathen Griffiths
Lathen Griffiths

Wales, United Kingdom



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My love of writing poetry began really from my love of song and lyric writing which I have done for many years and still enjoy to this day. more..

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