I stayed awake with the world,
so still in the silence
our breaths held in darkness.
We awaited until the hands of time
clasped each other and held on
as it rang a new year
And while our heads finally looked up
and our eyes widened at the sight
of the multi-colored brightness in the once dark sky tonight...
I can now close my eyes, for I know
that a brighter light will greet us once more
when we arise in the morn.