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I Am Darkness

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I Am Darkness

I am darkness
But be not afraid
For I am not evil
For evil knows no hour
And is seldom hindered by the light of day

I am darkness
I am an equal partner to the light
For the evening and the morning are one day
And it is good

I am darkness
I bring rest for your tired body
Quiet for your weary mind
And peace for your troubled soul

I am darkness
I wait impatiently for the end of day
And often disregard the morning
To rest quietly in the shadow of the sun

But I dance in the silent night
I reach far into the lofty sky
I grasp at the distant stars
And cling to the very earth under your feet

I am darkness
And I am good

So come, find rest for your tired body
Enjoy my quiet for your weary mind
And drink deeply from my ocean of peace


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  1. Date: 3/3/2012 9:06:00 PM

    This is outside the box, you're another favorite of mines. Your writings earned a fan today!

  1. Date: 10/15/2010 9:01:00 AM

    Reviwing poetry on my favs list, I came across this one again .Outstanding!!

  1. Date: 7/31/2010 9:45:00 AM

    Wow,this is beautiful!Celene!

  1. Date: 7/20/2010 7:26:00 PM

    oh, my gosh, didn't this get anything. WHAT A splendid poem. This goes right to favs. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 11:30:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your poetry and I thank you for sharing it with us Steven. Have a wonderful weekend filled with good health love and loads of inspiration. The best to you in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/27/2010 9:37:00 PM

    I think this is the first of your writes that I have had the priveledge to read..lovely. I love this kind of write.Frank, honest and completely understandable. BG

  1. Date: 5/27/2010 6:36:00 PM

    This is an absolutely awesome read! I might cut and paste this to make a hard copy for my home. Wish there was a way i could get a signed copy!!