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Darkness

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Michael
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0 posted 08-13-99 09:14 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Michael

DARKNESS


Darkness is a river,
It carries me away.
Lost in isolation,
I watch my soul slowly decay.
Teased by a subtle numbness,
My brain through silence screams
Across the unconscious border
Of reality and dreams.

Stars in twilight twinkle
Across the witless skies.
The hands of heaven sprinkle
Seeds of hope before blind eyes.
Till the sun, in relished power,
Hides all in the hell of day,
And glory rises in the shadows
Of illusion and disarray.

Ambiguity corrupts the masses,
Subdues our every thought.
Lifeless veins are empty
In corpses that dare not rot.
Driven on by fear, by hopelessness,
And sheltered by the past,
We grip life through dead memories,
Forcing the love to last.

Till sorrow overcomes us
In clouds of obscurity,
Till tomorrow has vanished
With innocence and purity,
Vanity's proclamation,
(Come like the clarion of Hate),
All that's left is death,
And still you have to wait.

Emptiness, an aching chasm,
Unadorned to Time,
The pining of the spirit
To an unrecognized chime,
The decrepit embrace of Destiny,
Passion, an uncried tear.
A droplet of water, a river run still,
The darkness that holds me here.
© Copyright 1999 Michael Anderson - All Rights Reserved
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This flowed very nicely. Well done!
Poet deVine
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2 posted 08-13-99 09:23 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perfection in poetry! I love this one.
angel girl
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3 posted 08-13-99 09:29 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

Wonderful. I loved it.

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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
-William Shakespeare

Nan
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4 posted 08-13-99 09:44 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Awesome, as usual....


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Nay, if our wits run the Wild-Goose chase, I am done:
For thou hast more of the Wild-Goose in one of thy wits,
Than I am sure I have in my whole five.
~ 1592 Wm. Shakespeare ~ Romeo & Juliet ~ ii. iv. 75


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5 posted 08-13-99 10:22 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I'd like to know when the tourbus leaves for that tour inside your head !! I'll even buy extra tickets! I absolutely love you work - fabulous adventures, they are...gives my mental motor a little kick-start.

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Seymour Tabin
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6 posted 08-13-99 10:55 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Michael, each stanza could be a poem in itself. You are a gifted poet and make me feel very humble.
Ron
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A fascinating metaphor, brought to life with your usual poetic dexterity.

But might I suggest the metaphor could be carried farther? Does not every river, after all, have a bank from which we can choose to disembark?

Artur Hawkwing
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Darkness is like a raging flood, bound to carry you away... it is quite a honor to have you back, Michael.
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that's so sad but I understand
loner187
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It flowed so smoothly together...each stanza could really become it's own poem. You really got my thoughts rolling with this one

What if the hokey pokey is what it's all about?

 
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