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In, to, the Darkness (i get to repost it again because its by request yuh)

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0 posted 03-20-2000 02:21 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for wayoutwalt

Judgement is coming soon all will face it
Darkness is here so why not embrace it
The pain is one thing I will never know
In the darkness I'm doomed to go
What does it matter if I cannot feel
For in this darkness nothing real
On the weak corrupted soul
Excessive darkness takes its toll
A fires last embers so hard to defend
Life is fragile yet is it easy to end
Maybe it's better for me anyway
I will long for darkness not the day

Turning the trip of my insanity
It makes its stops but not for me
If darkness dosent dig my grave
My ending days where madmen rave
Will i feel better not having a name
Would I feel better if nothingness came
While I still live they'll cut me apart
And there the darkness running my heart
Paranoia bores deep into my soul
Darkness enters and fills in the whole
But if the pain can be swept away
I will long for darkness not the day

My mind has broken through the blinding mist
I cant even know if I still exist
An apparition abruptly appears
But I can't see through the bittersweet tears
Her wild caged stare makes me realize
The mirror reflection caught in her eyes
I knew her not but I can feel her love
I see in her face what I'm thinking of
The woman drifts on but was she there
Too much fantasy can be a nightmare
I hear a voice say, "I always loved you"
Do memories prove experiences true
How do I know I'm not losing my mind
Is the answer possible to find
Confusion forces madness upon men
Can I go back if I've never been
I've lost hold of my last waning candle
And now is gone but for waxed covered handle
It looks as if my darkness surrounds me
But lo this time the pain has found me
There's a trail that leads into the night
I knew long ago there'd be no bright light

A twisted tree stands in paradise grown
My eyes tell me what's not to be known
Those barren branches seem productive
Simple solutions so seductive
A lonely testament to what goes wrong
When a dying spirit stands too long
I question the times I have forgotten
And like the trees fruit inside so rotten
Then all is clear the answers revealed
What I have held close my shattering shield
Full of poison I know I must die
So much easier to choose the lie

There before me a silhouetted shade
Through depths of darkness I see it wade
Never i know has such beauty flowed
With an air of grace down a damned filled road
I find that I am forced to follow
In the darkness the path is swallowed
But then again I can see the shade
And no longer will I be afraid
So many places i am led through
Familiar faces that I once knew
Their mouths gape open and spill one word
But in the darkness their voices unheard
My heart turns cold I cannot move
I demand intentions quickly proved
The supernatural need not persuade
Into the darkness I follow the shade

For a score not another around
Silence can be such an unsettling sound
Bloody wars fought I never will fight
So many wrongs never able to right
Dirty child I can see it crying
I must pass on as my soul is dying
Vision of evil that man has made
I would be quite right if not for the shade

Seasons change but it is always cold
Time must pass I am growing this old
Like a lost black sheep behind the shade
I knew one day even it would fade
In despair the end I grab for its hand
My paws are useless but for digging in sand
At once I'm human death and its charms
I welcome my friend with folded arms


If you got this far thank you

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1 posted 03-20-2000 02:24 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

WOW, this is a side of you I have never seen before. This poem is absolutely phenominal, you really should try writing some more dark poetry. This is the best poem I have read of yours(Course, I am biased cuz I love dark poetry, heh) Please write more dark poetry, I would love to read it.
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2 posted 03-20-2000 07:25 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I got this far - This is pretty intense, walt.. It's nice to see you show us so many sides of you... You're a man of distinction, my friend..
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3 posted 03-20-2000 08:57 PM       View Profile for Dr.Moose1   Email Dr.Moose1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dr.Moose1

Don't know much Walt , but we all got our bad days , and this one sounds like it could've lasted for quite awhile .Here's to ya , spit it out if it don't taste good .
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4 posted 03-20-2000 09:46 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is some heavy duty writing, Walt. Very intense. Well done.

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5 posted 03-20-2000 10:15 PM       View Profile for Compgirl   Email Compgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Compgirl

WOW..This was definately worth the length. I have seen this poem in my life. I have let GOD take the darkness and fill it with light. I won't start preaching though.. It is wonderful writting. People seem to write about the light and GOD and such but no one ever really goes to that other side where some people are going to see. You did that well.
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6 posted 03-20-2000 10:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I'm certainly glad you reposted it, Walt. I don't recall seeing it the first time and I would have hated to have missed it. This is really an excellent piece of work. Hats off to ya, sir!
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7 posted 03-21-2000 01:39 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

thanx to you all!!

yuh i write in phases in winter i write love poems in summer i write cold desolate poems in spring its dark and in fall i write uplifting cuz when yuh fall yuh gotta lift yuh self up oman hehehehehe yuh!

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8 posted 03-21-2000 07:57 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

and this from the man who said he couldn't find words anymore, well Walt, whenever you wrote this it sure makes up for any absence but it's good to see you did FIND your words..

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