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there is no warmth left 
in my beloved night
only a creeping cold
a cursed blight

the darkness comes and prowls
and shadows come to me, the coward

the regrets the pain
I seek to hold them off
but I hear them, dark wolves bay
shirking and shrieking, far too oft

the lonesome ache, so deep in breast
comes at night, a dread confessed

the honor and glory of once I dreamt
fade away to a corner till morn
the reality to commence
the wailing of the soul, so forlorn

I hold the despair at bay by day
and night does bring it, fresh and fey

what can end the dreams, the hopes
who can make it disappear
what can make whole this lame antelope
who can bring an end to fear

Bedlam reigns and holds sway
My madness of regret goes not away

For a time I lived so happy so free
I held to the peace, for a brief spell
I fooled myself, doubted this seed
Now it's gone, and here is hell

It was not perfect, not even close
But it was peace, loneliness at post

Now the dreams come again
To haunt Adam, his Original Sin

Copyright © Jay J. Jurado

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  1. Date: 11/24/2010 6:04:00 AM
    The Past is gone, the future is ahead. We all have regrets, but they only affect us in the way that they determine our future actions. Peace will come again. This is a wonderful communication of a process that is as much a part of what makes us human and keeps us alive as each breath we take. Excellent write.