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In a calm black
Darker than darkness
I'm perfectly blind
With ignorance to confess

All there is that I can sense
Is the movement of my chest
I can hear and imagine
Nothing besides my breath

This place is unfamiliar
Yet I've been here many times
The same color, the same silence
You'd not sense a life or dime

Although the lack of light
Would seem to impend doom
Somehow I feel infinite hope
As if it thrives in this dark room

I want my eyes to open
But they stay closed for unknown reason
I long for a flicker of light
In this black so cold, so freezing

I hope and I hope for a sight to come
What I'll see, I don't know
All I know is I'm blind to the future 
And all I have for it is hope

March 2010

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  1. Date: 2/6/2011 1:24:00 PM
    If we could see everything we'd go stark raving mad and suicidally sad

  1. Date: 4/7/2010 10:27:00 AM
    This is poetry at its best, your feelings here touch me. This one I will read again..... As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 3:11:00 AM
    Great write, the content so powerful holds the readers eye and thoughts, thanks for your visit to my site Daniel

  1. Date: 4/1/2010 10:18:00 PM
    Compelling poem, B. When the lights go out, fantasy can take over. I like the way you hold on to hope for the future even though you don't know what it will bring. And I admire the way you seem to be at peace in the darkness. That's the sign of a person who is at ease with her life. Very inspiring poem!

  1. Date: 4/1/2010 8:16:00 PM
    well penned poem.

  1. Date: 4/1/2010 3:26:00 PM
    Well done. Just as long as you have hope it will be allright.Nice!