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All Else In Between

Here I found a cruel necessity for a new, chilling ambience
There was even a need for the drifting fogs of dreary past 
A need for the blurred emptiness that sadness elates
An unimpeded appetite for a long lost banister of emotional distain

Negative pores glimmered petulantly on polluted shores 
Drawn to an irrefutable cloud of looming gloom
Swollen was the tide of crestfallen reveries—ashen treasuries

There in that dark, empty room of ill refute 
I felt the word ‘alone’ in a new shade of gray
I felt sincerely barren—I hesitate to say
Yes, I welcomed the weak ray of diminishing hope
I disposed of lurid happiness to gamble with tragedy
I both lost and gained
I was both enlightened and degraded
And all else in between

Images sustained their displays on my burning canvas
Lighting up merely to blacken and destroy
Weeping for the sake of weeping alone
I grasped onto the disturbing unknown  
And spat upon my inane, dull, idealistic parables
Never meant for meaning or demeaning
Only remained then was a desperately distilled and angry fright
It was this fright alone that pushed me more to account
That pushed me to curse my every being 
For daring to weep for the sake of weeping
Was a personal sin at best blessed  

There in that slowly illuminating room
That slowly blackening burning room
I both lost and gained
I was both dead innocent and garishly guilty
And all else in between

Copyright © Laura Breidenthal

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  1. Date: 8/4/2013 11:44:00 AM
    Very powerful poem. I love the last three lines. I can feel the deep hurt, anger, and darkness coming over me when I read your words. thanks Kilmer

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 12:19:00 PM
    like the dream like feel you have good insight as well as visoin love your poem mate xxxdavidscott

  1. Date: 7/21/2013 9:55:00 AM
    This sounds to me to be a bit of a dark moment. It must at times be difficult to have two X chromosomes. This is something I can never experience, but your words give me a lot to think about.

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 3:07:00 PM
    Hi Laura just wanted to say I felt every word !!! struck a very familiar cord; absolutely amazing poetry ; just the kind I was hoping to come across God bless the hand that writes with a sincere and heavy heart

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 11:30:00 AM
    beautiful. you have such a way of words. thank you for stopping by.

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 9:20:00 AM
    It's not always what we see, but what we don't see that affect us the most. Real talk in your poem. Fantastic!