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since 2000-01-10
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San Jose, CA, USA

0 posted 2000-06-20 06:54 PM

Into the darkness I walk with head held high
That horrible place where hope goes to die
Devoid of all that is good and right
A world that is bathed in eternal night

The path to this land is paved with sorrow
The kind that blocks sight of tomorrow
I ride on the horse named depression
Traveling like a funeral procession

This is a trip never made by choice
A trip for those who had no voice
Those who obey and do as they are told
Now I make the journey, alone and cold

Demons of hate and anger prey on the weak
This is not a place for the fragile or meek
To travel here, you must have wits about you
Without them, you shall never make it through

Of this land there are only two ways out
One is redemption for those without doubt
The other is a grave one indeed
Suicide, for those who choose to bleed

I shall make it through, for I am strong
The trip is dangerous, and the path is long
But once before, I traveled this land
And its tortures I can surely withstand

[This message has been edited by Mistikman (edited 06-21-2000).]

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Poet deVine
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since 1999-05-26
Posts 22612
Hurricane Alley
1 posted 2000-06-20 09:46 PM

Thank you Travis! Glad you decided to let me vote for a poem of yours! I like this one very much...  
Dawn Eclipse
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since 2000-01-31
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The Horsehead Nebula
2 posted 2000-06-20 11:19 PM

That was a great poem.  That road is a horrible one to travel, but the strength to make it through is great and within all of us.  Wonderful job!  

"Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying."
Harry Anderson, "Night Court"

*Cassandra Roseen*

Senior Member
since 2000-01-10
Posts 682
San Jose, CA, USA
3 posted 2000-06-21 01:59 AM

Well, I guess I will vote for my own poem now, heh, seeing as not many others are *hint* *hint*   Thanks PvD and Dawn Eclipse, I appreciate it  
Dusk Treader
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since 1999-06-18
Posts 1187
St. Paul, MN
4 posted 2000-06-21 02:41 AM

Dusk is here with vote of his own.. and how could I not vote for this poem?  Into the darkness we go, but keep your eyes on the light.

Abrahm Simons

"Keep on dreamin' boy 'cause when you stop dreaming it's time to die" - Blind Melon

Christopher J
since 2000-06-21
Posts 94

5 posted 2000-06-21 04:45 AM

Bruce Springsteen once said:

"God, have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of"...

There is a little bit of darkness and uncertainty in all of us, some dwell on it, some like for the light.  Great poetry...

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since 1999-06-22
Posts 4870
TEXAS (it's all big)
6 posted 2000-06-21 08:15 AM

hehe great title and great poet yuh yuh vote here i am
X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
7 posted 2000-06-21 01:14 PM

oooooh wow! nice writing  

Senior Member
since 1999-06-05
Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
8 posted 2000-06-22 06:53 AM

Wishing you strength for the journey,

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

9 posted 2000-06-23 01:04 AM

perfect poem to reflect your work here
take care, jm

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since 1999-08-31
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Oregon, Originally From Alaska :)
10 posted 2000-06-25 11:50 AM

This is quite a nice piece!! Sounds like you wrote about my journey...Thank You!!  It is great when the poetry I read relates to me!!    Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again. To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

Senior Member
since 1999-06-15
Posts 568
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
11 posted 2000-06-25 02:24 PM

God grant me the strength to make it through also...
Great read thanks...

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since 1999-06-19
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12 posted 2000-06-26 02:18 PM

Nicely written.  Enjoyed your poem.
Senior Member
since 1999-05-25
Posts 1343
Loomis, CA
13 posted 2000-06-26 02:40 PM

This is a nice depiction of the long and winding road....

Book bound I am sure! Especially if my vote helps.

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.

"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway

Dark Angel
Member Patricius
since 1999-08-04
Posts 10095

14 posted 2000-06-27 04:50 AM

Mistikman, Wow this is Great!! enjoyed. you have my vote  

Yes, I am here, but I am dead, not alive,
my body goes on, my spirit has died,
and I though alive, feel dead inside.

"Rose Petal"

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15 posted 2000-06-27 11:51 AM

I loved this the first time I read it, and I still love it. You have my vote, my friend.

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea

Member Rara Avis
since 1999-07-22
Posts 9245
16 posted 2000-07-20 12:26 PM

Travis you have really captured it! I think you've written it exceptionally well!

It is a long, dark road. I'm glad you have the strength to make it through. I've traveled that road, and the last time didn't think I'd make it out.

Member Patricius
since 2000-05-14
Posts 11858
New Brunswick Canada
17 posted 2000-07-20 04:00 AM

I like the positive side of the dark you have presented here. The terrible trip into the depths of depression but with the confidence that you have beat it before and can do the same again. This is skillfully written and I enjoyed it've got my vote..
Heather Miller
since 2000-07-19
Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
18 posted 2000-07-20 12:45 PM

I enjoyed this one much.

With God all things are possible.

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