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Darkness Comes

The darkness comes again
and I am fading
to shades of gray with empty eyes
until I am nothing more than a shadow
cast upon my wall
my sanity being exiled
by this dark master
dictating my steps
balance fragile
I teeter on the edge
between myself and the nothing I am to become
haunted again by the pain it revives
as I battle the demons sent to vanquish me
naked and exposed
to the tomb within my shell
my prison
while the clock ticks away the precious hours
which are lost to me forever
too many already stolen
doubled and redoubled 
by this heartless evil
that I have known too long
now slashing through my mind again
with jagged razors of thought
as the last of my colors are spilled
in the rainbow tears that drown my eyes
my foothold lost
I fall once more
into the darkness
that has come
to take me
in its waiting arms

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  1. Date: 9/27/2009 5:32:00 AM
    love this one, powerful ,,,,Johnarthon

  1. Date: 4/12/2009 11:00:00 PM
    love the introduction

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 10:13:00 AM
    Dear Robin, I agree with John as for not seeing YOU vanquishedby Darkness Extremely well written POEM the Imagery Superb "The rainbow tears that drown my eyes" "The last of my colours spilled" vivid maybe to vivid I see only the Light in YOU LOVE ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 8:31:00 AM
    Thanks for the heads up Robin, this was a good purge! A good use for a bad experience, glad your brighter now. Love & Light

  1. Date: 3/22/2009 10:49:00 AM
    Have posted a note of explanation on my poem today Robin..Rgds Brian & thanks for your kind words on my other endeavour

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 5:53:00 PM
    Dark , but I like dark, makes the light, when it comes, mean more, great write ,,,Johnathon

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 9:01:00 AM
    This is so sad, Robin. The clock never stops, does it? With razor-sharp words, this poem makes the reader bleed. Very powerful! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 5:35:00 PM
    This is a painful read..but full of beautiful words and phrases. BG

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 1:19:00 PM
    depression is memories being visited over and over and they cut deeper and deeper as you discribe here in this piece. god work. john

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 12:07:00 PM
    Wow. Incredible lines here. I am taken back to a song by the Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again - well, those are the words in it, not sure if that is the title. Hope this is not true, and if it is, may you find your way out quickly. Most all of us fall, from time to time. Love & hugs, Shar

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 1:33:00 AM
    Love the inner poem of L1/2/3 Robin.Excellent work.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 11:02:00 PM
    "while the clock ticks away the precious hours which are lost to me forever" powerful lines "The rainbow tears that drown my eyes" great line...Raul

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 5:21:00 PM
    ....these are my beliefs, "Beautiful Robin;" and I have seen and experienced things beyond our five senses, which many have never known!!!.... And I am sure that shortly, I shall be addressing them all again~for the time is beginning to feel right dear!!!? Yet, as for "Your Perfect Soul;" let not "Your Heart" be troubled~John 16:33:):)~"My Deepest Love To 'You & Those You Love Always & Forever,' John!!!"~"Have A Beautiful Evening Dear Robin!!!!"~Bye:):)

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 5:14:00 PM
    ....this is why I point out Romans 7 & Ephesians 6 so much to others~ for if one cannot recognize or see their enemy, then they leave themselves within a very vulnerable place....And, this enemy, will go through others, as it attacks and wages its war; with only one desire, to destroy hearts, dreams and lives....cont....

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 5:10:00 PM being able to seperate the soul from the flesh as the Apostle Paul did; and many others have and do~You will realize, that there are two of You; one pure and innocent; and one that is a natural enemy-with a desire, to encumber and torment Your soul!!? And once You fully recognize and believe this!? Then, You shall be prepared and ready to wage war, against this foe!!!....cont....

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 5:05:00 PM
    ....for within my eyes, "You" are one of the most "Tender & Beautiful Ladies & Souls," that my life has ever known!!!?~And if I could impart words of wisdom and truth unto You dear lady~then they would be these....never allow darkness a stronghold within "Your Precious & Priceless Life!!!!"~By causing You to believe all of its twisting lies!!? I know, easier said than done, but....cont....

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 4:59:00 PM
    Frown~Oh how this troubles my deepened heart soo much!!! Although, "Beautiful Robin," this write was so perfectly and brilliantly written and expressed!!! It stirs my soul profoundly towards hatred for satan!!!! To ever even have to consider within the slightest way, any pain or sorrow, that his kingdoms decaying hands have ever caused "You!!!?"....cont....

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 1:50:00 PM
    Dang that wretched darkness, always so seductivly calling to those who can see. I have no doubt you will vanquish your demons. :) Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 12:47:00 PM
    wonderfully written.....flows well..I agree with Laurie," The last of my colours spilled"...I like it....Nice Maryam*

  1. Date: 3/14/2009 12:25:00 PM
    Robin you write with such feeling and depth of emotion. The last of my colors is spilled, what a wonderful line. Great job.