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The Dark Journey

The Dark Journey
                                   Authored by Chuck Keys

The solitary man walks a thin line,
With no front or back,
Nor left nor right,
Alone, among no others.

His trees have no branches,
Nor leaves, nor fruit,
With no growth or death,
Needs no nourishment.

Within himself he stands,
Fearless and fearful,
Patiently searching his soul,
Neither strength nor weakness.

The solitary man reeks of timelessness,
With no friend nor foe,
Not bright nor dark, 
Timidly under the calm of his pending end.

His beginning, a shallow emptiness,
Uncherished empty years followed,
Bitter to taste what was never there, 
He morbidly ends as he lived, alone.

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  1. Date: 2/17/2014 10:36:00 AM
    very enlightening Chuck solitude can be devastating congrats on being featured hug

  1. Date: 1/6/2011 6:08:00 PM
    often, the solitary man is remembered for a single action, unknown to most, but cherished by the receiver....jimbo

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 7:54:00 AM
    Beautifully written and extremely sad. Love the extreme contrasts. Thank you for your kind comments.

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 4:30:00 PM
    sounds like eternal nothing-ness.enjoyed... left me with and empty mood.nicely done. gary... thanks for stopping by and reading my poat.

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 4:12:00 PM
    In between the highs and lows everyone, I think feels this way at one time or another, Chuck...Thanks for the kind comments and for reading my poems.. Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 2:17:00 PM
    Chuck, if this describes you, then we are on the same journey my friend. And it sure is a lonely one. Very moving poem to which I can truly relate. I think this will do very well in the "Blink" contest, my friend. Wishing you success as always. Love, Carolyn