The Darkening Light


05-08Aug-2014 0900 (2)

The darkening light

is all around

surrounding us/calling out to us

He was there when they christened you

and when you cried

when you fell from grace

when you found yourself

when you knew your place

Following on in your discarded footsteps

lying beside you in the midnight air

within the nightmares that haunt you

in the coldness of the empty air

Watching for when you come tumbling down

when life’s beaten you/when life’s injured you

when old age has ground you down

When your numbers up

no escaping that

the darkening light is just a footstep away

©Karen Bain 2014. All Rights Reserved.





Across the sea another land
reach out to me
Touch my hand
through the mist of time
an endless song
echoing homeward
a life reborn

An endless ocean
of rhythmic tides
moonlight glistening
echoing skies
the power
the glory
far away
endlessly flowing
night and day

A lifetime’s journey
across the shore
throughout the ages evermore
reach out and touch me
Touch my hand
an endless journey
through time and sand

©Karen Bain 2014. All Rights Reserved.

The White Land


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There is a land where we belong

There is a land and it is Free

It is a land of life & soul

Of dreams

It has never been bought

can never be sold


It has been marched on

trodden on…infiltrated

Spat upon


It is unchanged/unfaltered

never altered

Its destiny is stone


It has rivers of tears

and earth rich in blood

It’s son’s have died for ‘freedom?’


It is Pride & Disassembly

No man can have what he fails

to understand

We can not Own


©Copyright Karen Bain 2014. All Rights Reserved.

The Truth



The truth survives eternity

long after we are gone

It renders all speech silent

stretching out in the sweetest song


It shimmers on the horizon

dancing upon the shore

It shines so bright

upon the land

embracing evermore


Echoing across the ocean

crashing still against the rocks

The truth wraps around forever

the lie is forever lost


©Copyright Karen Bain 2014. All Rights Reserved.