violet dawn


violet dawn violet dawn
quietly stealing the dreams
of the sleeping mammals in the field
with no one to catch what murder is
the sin that one commits is secret to
somebody if not confessed

hours when almost morning is
clashed by the rain and the sunrise
is not a victory in the sky

all is looking at the violet dawn
and sleepy eyes are forced to toil
at the floors of early summer and
walls of late winter

violet dawn violet dawn
torturing children of no homes and

streets are crammed with dirty
fingers and mouth unable to eat

the society has conceived laws and
every prison cell has moral issues

this understanding of things to come
are knowledge brought by books and
reading at public libraries are free
yet the coffees are for sale

violet dawn violet dawn
no sky has loud gossips but sun to
expose the carnal thoughts of men

and these are them but children
can’t see and mothers do not agree
until violet dawn has disappeared



About chester maynes

poet, and a lover of music and books.
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8 Responses to violet dawn

  1. slpmartin says:

    Really love the line “every prison cell has moral issues”…so much layered into those words about our society.

  2. Michael says:

    I appreciate the repetition of the title throughout the piece. It really hammers down the emphasis. Keep up the good work!

  3. deelaytful says:

    vivid mood created thanks to the choice of words. Thanks for sharing. quite lovely.

  4. Serena says:

    “Violet dawn” sounded so beautiful but you’ve woven so much in there that is anything but – very moving and clever 🙂

  5. aayushsrivastava says:

    Loved it, so beautifully written. 🙂

  6. You possess such mastery over your words 🙂

  7. Your poetry is quite nice. I do intend to read more. Thank you for liking my post. Peace and Blessings

  8. beckarooney says:

    I was drawn into this piece from the first line, wonderful use of imagery throughout – a beautiful yet stirring read. 🙂 x

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