Cigarette Dawn

by Jeffrey T. Bender

Oh light of the East
What wonder doth I behold upon the morn?
A beauty my eyes doth rarely partake.
The glory of God in all His splendor.
A picture of awe He paints 'cross the sky
In hues of glorious white, red, and blue.
'Tis hard to believe that such a marvel exists.
I sit in amazement, and think of His face.
My soul is aflame, with His amazing grace.
With smile upon my lips, I bask in its warmth.
Whilst light fills the world, bringing life to my eyes.

Fountain, Colorado

I was born in 1986 in Mtn. Home, Idaho. I began writing poems at the age of 15, my freshman year of high school, in 2001, with the poem 'Mind Decay'. Mind Decay is a 14 line Shakespearean style sonnet about the capabilities of one mind to alter the world. Some of my poems are love based, but many others are based around grand themes such as revolution, or space exploration, or alternate realities. Much of my poetry is fiction with an underlying message of reality tucked in.

Last updated September 08, 2011