A New Dawn

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There was stillness in the early morning twilight hour. The only sound was the call of the lone raven, from his perch in the tree.

The lady woke up before dawn. She poured herself a cup of tea, grabbed her jacket and walked out into the cool morning air. The tea warmed her as she stood by the lake, listening to the raven’s call.

The man reached over and felt the empty space next to him. He opened his eyes and looked groggily at the clock. It was barely the crack of dawn, where was she?

His wife heard his footsteps behind her. Soon she felt his arm wrapped around her shoulders. Gently he put his hand on her belly, feeling the baby kick. She put her hand over his and they marveled togethet at the new life growing inside of her.

The old man was sitting in the boat, listening to the call of the raven. There was no rush, he had no where to be. He could simply enjoy the peace. He didn’t know how much longer he had, each day was a gift, and he was going to enjoy it. He rowed into the morning’s light.

She put her head on her husband’s shoulder and smiled. They watched the rising sun’s reflection over the water.

A new day was dawning and hope was stirring, as she felt the baby kick again. No words were said. The only sound was the raven’s call, welcoming the dawn.

18 thoughts on “A New Dawn

  1. This sounds very symbolic. The raven symbolizes death. The husband is dying, and leaving his pregnant wife to fend for herself. She will struggle as she raises this half-DNA copy of her deceased spouse. Life will be tough for the youngster. He’ll grow up calloused and hardened, and start a life of crime. But at least he’ll be able to carry his father’s legacy into the future.

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  2. Joy, nicely done. The raven is given mystical status by the Native American tribes of the northwest. To me, the raven is a beacon of transition of the old man whose days are numbered and the unborn new life. I love your imagery. Keith

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