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A Dark Place

I live in a dark place,
Someone pushed me in,
Disabled by despair,
Memories entwined 
in barbed wire,
Deep cuts seep anger,

The door... bolted shut with 
transparent lies,
The stench of deceit fills the 
Tears pool at my feet,
Black mould climbs the walls,
Figures appear within ...visions 
of two, 
Echoes laugh,
Insignificant me,

More lies,
Take another slice of my heart,
Throw it to the ground,
Feed the rats that scurry 
around my life,

But Sometimes,
Light sifts through cracks in the 
She’s outside,
A glimpse of another,
A silhouette,
Momentary hope,

But Despair returns,
She can’t see the real me,
Hidden in my dark corner,
Soulless self-preservation,
Conditioned... "It’s safer in 

In the darkest of times,
A weakening hope pushes
through depressed thoughts,
I will wait for her,

Rain falls today,
Dripping , ticking,
Time is dying,
Is this dark place forever?

Copyright © Paul Shaw

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  1. Date: 10/13/2010 9:38:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this beautiful morning Paul. May your day be full of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/13/2010 5:30:00 AM
    Very creative and interesting write you have penned, Paul

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 6:03:00 PM
    Hi Paul You are a beautiful poet.You've expressed so many emotions that cannot fail to reach the heart.I find for myself that I can release deep feelings if I put them into words especially if shared.Thank you for sharing yours luv June(Sylvia)

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 3:05:00 PM
    Very creative work..Sara