Dark Days

This day is dim,

Though the sun shines bright,

An overcast day,

Dark like night.

xxx

Sound echoes, muffled,

Through the darkened corridors,

Of memory,

Uncertain,

Unsure.

xxx

Shining drops of crystal liquid,

Splashing onto the dusty earth,

Leaving puffs of smoke in their passing,

The only sign of their birth.

xxx

Dead silence,

Ominous,

Foreboding quiet,

Haunting these halls with its lack of sound,

Seeking and smothering the child's shriek,

As whispers fade to nothing.