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Sickness of Darkness

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Sickness of Darkness

Unknown the depth of dark
That lies behind the hill
Shadow cast as sun sets
Beyond the light’s arc
The valley remains still
Willfully one forgets

Observing from the top
Looking only ahead
Blind to what lay below
A pit for those who drop
With their sickness embed
Far from the bright plateau 

Upon the other side
Turning back to the past
Now level are their souls
Light the only divide
Much clearer the contrast 
Darkness and its controls

Unknown the depth of dark
Move away from the hill
Shadows grow as sun sets
Past the reach of light’s arc 
Those in need remain still
Willfully one forgets

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  1. Date: 7/29/2013 6:52:00 AM
    nice poetry! Some people don't like reading the dark stuff when I would write a dark poem it shook people up,but I say there's all kinds of feelings and emotions wrapped up in poetry . I enjoyed your read. Laura :)