Reaching For The Light Of Day by James Berkowitz

Lost in a song
Sweet echo of your voice
A parade in the streets
Reaching for the light

Dream paced footsteps
on a boulevard of fashion
Flickering under a street lamp
the parking meter flashes

A tidal wave of thoughts
dancing under a worn cap
as faces pass by
reaching for the light

Brothers and sisters worldwide
were reaching for the light
A stranger passed by
reaching for the light

Reaching for the light of day

Brave hearts yield love
read the human marquee sign
A parade in the streets
Reaching for the light

Siren screams fade
with closing bar room doors
People disappear
returning to their homes

Some to a bed of grass
Some to a mattress on a bed
Some to a cold pavement
where angry blood has shed

One match burned dimly
inside a sidewalk crack
when the stranger reappeared
to bring life back
Reaching for the light

Reaching for the light of day

James Berkowitz © 2011