The Long Night

The night is cold and long and scary
The house cracks loud, its spirits tarry
In windows dark the visions crawl
At every shift of wind’s brisk call
And the night is long and scary

My days stand now too long and scary
My bones crack loud, my spirit weary
And back my mind clings to life Past
But hopes of youth have gone long last
And the night is long and scary

Be still my soul, accept your defeat
Though morn may bring sun’s rising heat
Thy fate is fate which all will succumb
Whence once each other’s last night has come
And the night will be long and scary

(After Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s, The Rainy Day)
NaPoWriMo Prompt: Rewrite a famous poem.

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