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|Into The Darkness
since 2000-01-10Posts 682
San Jose, CA, USA
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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since 1999-05-26Posts 22612
Thank you Travis! Glad you decided to let me vote for a poem of yours! I like this one very much...
since 2000-01-31Posts 637
The Horsehead Nebula
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"
since 2000-01-10Posts 682
San Jose, CA, USA
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
since 1999-06-18Posts 1187
St. Paul, MN
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.
"Keep on dreamin' boy 'cause when you stop dreaming it's time to die" - Blind Melon
since 2000-06-21Posts 94
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...
since 1999-06-22Posts 4870
TEXAS (it's all big)
hehe great title and great poet yuh yuh vote here i am
since 1999-11-07Posts 1521
oooooh wow! nice writing
since 1999-06-05Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
Wishing you strength for the journey,
"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
since 2000-01-22Posts 18554
perfect poem to reflect your work here
take care, jm
since 1999-08-31Posts 3329
Oregon, Originally From Alaska :)
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
since 1999-06-15Posts 568
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
God grant me the strength to make it through also...
Great read thanks...
since 1999-06-19Posts 2462
Nicely written. Enjoyed your poem.
since 1999-05-25Posts 1343
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
since 1999-08-04Posts 10095
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.
since 2000-01-08Posts 4697
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 1999-07-22Posts 9245
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.
since 2000-05-14Posts 11858
New Brunswick Canada
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 immensely...you've got my vote..
since 2000-07-19Posts 409
Bryan, Ohio USA
I enjoyed this one much.
With God all things are possible.
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