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Below is the poem entitled Enlightening which was written by poet Ian Petch. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Lightening all you have betrayed
Enlighten the darkness in your brain
Illuminate all you can perceive
From contamination to disease

The voices of hunger will remain
Seeking the power to obtain
A grip on the things that scare you most
To weaken your spirit; to be host

In times of wanting, and in greed
Your first reaction was to feed
Hammering fear in to your heart
Causing your senses to depart

Strength over others comes from fear
Igniting the wars that keep it near
A shadow that sneaks in to your soul
From birth until death you are its goal

Exercise consciousness and thought
Look beyond everything you’re taught
Analyse selfhood and reveal
The bravest ambition is to feel

Forgiving the people that betrayed
Knowing their darkness and their pain
Become the light you need to see
Feel it in all those you set free

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  1. Date: 3/22/2012 9:45:00 AM
    most of your poems have to do with light. and this piece here is a learning experience in it self. but besides being a good poet you have a sence of selfishness. you don't comment on the work of other poets. and they don't even get to see your work or find out who you are. you have to give in order to get. i just found you by accident.

    Petch Avatar Ian Petch
    Date: 3/22/2012 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am very thankful to everybody who's ever commented on my poems, and I'm grateful for your interest and comments also. you do have a point, but I barely have time to even write poetry these days. I'm not looking for recognition or popularity on poetrysoup, and I wouldn't expect to get it for nothing either. but alas, I should atleast attempt a simple thankyou every now and then.