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Darkness Eternal

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jwesley
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0 posted 05-15-2000 11:12 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jwesley

Darkness Eternal

'Tis darkness eternal I seek.
Where?
In the deepening shadows
of the setting sun,
or in the gloom that follows
a lonely one?
Nay.
'Tis in the heart of one just dead.
Here in the heart of one just dead
lies darkness eternal,
a place where there can be no light,
no words,
no sound at all,
nothing,
a darkness
darker than night.

W. James Beard, Jr.


Dead Man

I feel the doors closing around me,
the windows being shuttered,
boarded up tight.
I feel the walls closing around me,
the darkness trying to surround me,
the world pinching off the light
of my life.
She's gone,
and now I'm a dead man.
I go to work each day,
I sleep and never play.
and even God has turned away.
No one cares for a dead man.
No one wants a dead man.
I exist,
and nothing more…
I am,
a dead man.

W. James Beard, Jr.




@18 on the carrier USS Hornet, in Japan,  and probably loaded, thirty plus years ago.  And actually I was having a blast!




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Janet Marie
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1 posted 05-16-2000 01:02 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

'Tis in the heart of one just dead.
Here in the heart of one just dead
lies darkness eternal,
a place where there can be no light,
no words,
no sound at all,
nothing,
a darkness
darker than night.
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WOW...you defined dark, thats for sure...
this is excellent.
both poems are great.
take care, jm
SpitFire
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2 posted 05-16-2000 01:15 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Eeekkk,...this post gave me chills.  Wonderful display of emotions to text.  Thank you for sharing.
Denise
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3 posted 05-16-2000 03:57 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent writing, JW!

Denise
netswan
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These are beautiful poems -- well
done --)

netswan
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