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Below is the poem entitled DARK AND MYSTICAL which was written by poet Lyric Man. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Weight of darkness in this culture's cage
full of pent up fury and angry rage
emotionally gone.. Lost and disengaged
I long for more...

Manipulation that never seems to quit
got to buy into a system that's not legit
this shadow world, I wasn't made to fit
I long for more

Success becomes about how busy you are
the make and model of your new car
take a weekend but don't wonder too far
I long for more

This zoo I live in is a dark, mysterious place
Expensive trappings are just a plastic face
the pathetic reality is it's an insane rat race
I long for more

Something in my nature knows I'm not free
The keepers say I'm happy but how can I be
I remember a time there were miles of trees
I long for more

I'm breaking out but not sure where to go
escaping this bondage is one thing I know
led by awe of the moon and stars afterglow
I long for more..
I long for more..
I long for more..

        To be free!

Sponsor: Shadow Hamilton
Contest Name: Dark and Mystical 


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  1. Date: 4/13/2014 8:16:00 AM
    One of my absolute favorites! Congrats.

  1. Date: 4/13/2014 7:32:00 AM
    :) CONGRATULATIONS sir Dave!!!.. God bless you more.. :) hope to read more of your works.. :) ==olive_eloi ;)

  1. Date: 4/13/2014 6:25:00 AM
    Very well taken Dave wood !! Freedom is a boon but hard to get ! Congrats on great win. !!

  1. Date: 4/13/2014 3:45:00 AM
    Also really like the direction you took this in, Unpredictable and distinctive

  1. Date: 4/13/2014 3:40:00 AM
    Nice one, congrats on your placement, Dave.

  1. Date: 4/13/2014 1:19:00 AM
    Wonderful win in the contest, congratulations. dave

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 11:17:00 PM
    Dave, I like this one. Goes in favorite poem... Congratulations on winning a place in the contest. Verlena

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 10:53:00 PM
    Awesome win Dave, love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 7:06:00 PM
    nice win, Dave...PD

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 5:06:00 PM
    Congrats on fine placing Dave. You took this poem from a completely different angle. enjoyed. // my haiku drowned in the dark pool of terror...disappeared from sight :) :) // paul

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 3:23:00 PM
    great poem Dave congrats on placing and ty for taking part hugs

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 7:09:00 PM
    Reads like it could be a winner..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sometimes we all long for more..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 2:03:00 PM
    a wishful dream depicting the pure joy of life's simple pleasures... another worthy read, david... huggs

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 1:18:00 PM
    You'll find it. It will come. It may be already here :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 10:48:00 AM
    This is a strong statement of truth for most, I'm glad after reading this I sought out the trappings of peasants long ago,And yes there is freedom I've found... grasping only what I need to be comfortable....good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 9:44:00 AM
    Now Dave, you out did yourself on this one. This write kept me at the edge of my seat until the last word. You erupted like your Valcano poem KAPOWOOOOOW!!! ~~WRITE ON!~~ Dave.

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 9:02:00 AM
    Great write Dave! I know exactly what you mean....

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 7:11:00 AM
    Metaphor and fantasy? NO,. exactly the opposite. This is inner rage, longing, deeply personal with the need to (and dare I say most humans) be absolutely free- drinking breast milk from a pine tree- Great job on this one, my friend, we are united in this.

  1. Date: 3/30/2014 5:51:00 AM
    touching, powerful and deeply motivating..........reality and a metaphor of fantasy... a special mix on this write........ i like it...!!!===== olive_eloi who is striving to fill spaces of longing...