I gaze out over the water
watching the sun arise from her bed;
a soft golden maiden,
she casts off the blanket of darkness
creating a shimmering path
across the face of the water.
A new day begins, hope dawns,
my soul awakens to your presence, Lord,
surrounding me in light
and the promise of new opportunities.
As evening approaches
the sun slowly crawls into bed,
the rainbow hues of her gown
leave behind a glorious remembrance
as the darkness slowly creeps in;
the memory of her beauty
lingers in my mind
reminding me that the end of life,
like the beginning,
can be beautiful and glorious.