“Lights out”The tears that stain my pillow Only fall at night, When I am in the darkness And out of others’ sight.
—I pray for the forgiveness Of my daughter, and my son, And for determination To fight this till it’s done.
—The loneliness that settles in When I should be asleep, I ward off with a prayer For my soul the Lord to keep.
—The darkness that I do feel now Is just the one at night And not the one that took my soul When out of others’ sight.
—Perhaps the tears that fall will stop And one night sleep will come. My pillow, dry for sleeping, My fighting, finally done. ~ Tony Casson, 2010