Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Red Sky At Night






















Today, no planes flew into any buildings.

Today, there was no fire falling from the sky.

Today, there were no riots in the streets.

Today, the news was mostly just about famous people.


Today, no shaky footage was recorded of children running from a burning village.

Today, not one person stood in front of a tank.

Today, no one put flowers in the rifle barrels of guns.

Today, you will check your mail.


Today, no shots rang out over a black cavalcade.

Today, there was no negotiated revolution.

Today, no flags were burned.

Today, sport will be played and people will be upset over the outcome.


Tomorrow however, is a new day.

42 comments:

Jade said...

And today the world had a taste for peace, the question then becomes, will that taste become a hunger? Will we thirst for the quiet of the war guns and plant flowers for beauty?

Anonymous said...

I hope the cryptic message is that tomorrow shall be a sailor's delight. <3

zonedin said...

"...yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream" ~Kahlil Gibran
I want to always dream good things to come in the morrow.

a sweet pea. said...

just like every day.

i really really like his one.
<3

Chameleon said...

but if tomorrow comes..

izzati noris said...

and suddenly, i fear tomorrow.

cynical bones said...

today, i realized just how young we are

tomorrow, we might be ancient.

Megan said...

Tomorrow always brings something new. Thank you so much for writing.

May said...

I love the cadence of this. And I love the change at the end. I also love the incorporation of the word "cavalcade." Terribly underused, but wonderful.

Anonymous said...

But it's too early to tell. It's only noon where I am.

Love this, though.

Hopeless Romantic said...

This is so true, I have chills.

Anonymous said...

I'm comforted to hear that sometimes you smile to yourself. Yes, today was a regular and routine day. But I smile unto myself when I think about how you so love to hear that you are loved. I am happy to oblige, because I'm not afraid to speak the truth. Which is that you are deeply loved.

Autumn has come and gone. I still miss you from the shadows.

Anonymous said...

Today is still with no change ,although some where in the middle a whirl wind twist comes ,for Tomorrow will hold new change ,that will change ,our lives completely.

As Time has come to end ,one Time to change in New Time .

I DOn't Exist said...

But you still wrote that just for me right?

We're still in Love right?

Are we not allowed to Love what some people stand for and the style in which they write?

Well then...

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Anonymous said...

Hey sorry for off-topic, but i'm just wondering: did you write the following quote...?

“I love no one but you, I have discovered, but you are far away and I am here alone. Then this is my life and maybe, however unlikely, I’ll find my way back there. Or maybe, one day, I’ll settle for second best. And on that same day, hell will freeze over, the sun will burn out and the stars will fall from the sky.”

Me said...

Yes, that's from a post called The Grim Alternatives

http://www.iwrotethisforyou.me/2009/04/grim-alternatives.html

<3

Anonymous said...

This quote is so true it gives me the chills
I mean, yea everything might have gone smooth today, but who are we to say that everything will go smooth tomorrow?
But i like that this quote can be taken both in a positive way, and negative way
well done, iain!

Anonymous said...

Red is the color of the leaves in this tree. Red is the color of the blood that runs through our veins like branches quenching our lives and vitality. The only protest taking place is the one for you in my head.

I didn't have to check my mail...I got your message the one I feel deep down racing through my body. I've missed you...So, I send my love to you in whispers to let you know that I can hear you. This is not a game to me either there is something that won't let me let you go. I think you know. The most important battle I'm fighting is the one for your heart and it gives me hope that tomorrow there is a new day on the horizon. After darkness there must be light. You're blocking my sun. Love Me.

Anonymous said...

Today was calm ,today was peaceful ,although tomorrow ,will be the unknown ,that scares me ,as there is nothing left ,I can see ,by tomorrow it will be gone .

Anonymous said...

tomorrow is it promised?

something similar

http://nostalgicsoulfacingreality.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/13/world/asia/13afghan.html?_r=1&hp

sure

Carolina Bratz said...

The days that has pasted by with no Time ,Tomorrow will not come .
Fading of Beating Hearts ,stay in the Now .
Tomorrow no Beats of the Heart ,will be Heard .

Carolina Bratz said...

nothing is promised

Anonymous said...

I'm so frustrated. I want to run straight towards you. I want to tackle you or lasso you and get us both on the ground, rolling around together without a care. Covered in kisses… smiling, laughing and filled with the happiness that love has to offer. The only problem is that I don't know where to run, exactly. I can't see the target of my every emotional and carnal desire from here. Can my heart get some directions? Missing you, as always. Love me.

Anonymous said...

I was window shopping and circling the silk ties...thinking that dark blue colored one would remind you of me when you are on your business trip.... I miss you XO.

Anonymous said...

Promise me that it won't be long to wait that I can feel your lips against mine... I miss you. Love <3

Anonymous said...

Its not about the game, it's about the trust we lost for each other...I thought maybe something changes and I would have less fear after I came back.... But no matter how hard I try and how much I want, I just can't convince myself to trust you 100%....Its no one else but US that keep US apart at arm length...

Anonymous said...

I want you to be mine and this will never change whether you believe it or not. I want you more than anything else but at the same time I fear you more than anything else too. I don't expect you to understand me just hear it...

Anonymous said...

then no trust only fear
Guess that becomes clear answer to life

Anonymous said...

My heart is yours. You don't have to fight for it, it sounds ridiculous to me. You have provided much evidence for me to fear you, and I can only love you from shadows. We are more or less similar to each other, love from shadows. Let's stay there for now and enjoy what we can ...
Your fearful love <3

Anonymous said...

no more shadows ,no more shadows
Get it right this Time or Let go

Anonymous said...

You already said Goodbye ,long time ago now stop making it a joke

Anonymous said...

The fight is gone ,lost it's fire

Anonymous said...

you must be enjoying what you can .
as I will never be in a shadow to love you .
not something I would enjoy .
As I don't have um others to enjoy while we can in the shadows .

Anonymous said...

You have an extraordinary ability to read my mind. Mentally, I have picked out several ties for you in various different stores. The predominant color is always blue, without fail, which looks so nice coupled with gorgeous brown hues. I would buy one if I could find a way to give it to you but I try to figure out a way and find that I'm utterly lost. Still hidden away in the shadows. This talk lately of becoming just a memory? Never. Rather my most love-worthy quest of a lifetime. Never doubt that. I wish you were here. XO

Anonymous said...

Those that find it so simple to erase love just as simple as waving a wand and pretending they are single .
Really sad to me .
As sad as it was for all things I Done .
Two evils now .
though not you surely not .
it will just be blogged in a poem rather to the face of the Heart .

Anonymous said...

Or in a simple chat room

Sebastyne said...

I love this post. No news is good news. Uneventful, peaceful - let's just get upset over cricket scores. :)

Anonymous said...

Autumn has come and gone. I still miss you from the shadows.

Be a man.

Anonymous said...

I don’t love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz

or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:

I love you as certain dark things are loved,

secretly, between the shadow and the soul.





I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries

hidden within itself the light of those flowers,

and thanks to your love, darkly in my body

lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth.





I love you without knowing how, or when, or where from,

I love you simply, without complexities or pride;

I love you in this way, not knowing any other way of loving

but this, in which neither I nor you exist

so close that your hand on my breast is mine,

so close that your eyes close when I sleep.



Pablo Neruda

Anonymous said...

The love I have for you will stay, it will last as the last drop of ink this writer ever puts down on paper.
The last drop of blood coming from my heart with hold you with you and me hiding behind my ''holiness''.

I love you.

Je t'aime.

More than just falling in love, monsieur.

Anonymous said...

The love I had for you faded away yet stained the paper.
Thankful to God.