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Lost in the Black

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Lost in the Black

I was lost from the ripple of disdain
gone to the ditch of black. 
Did I look first or was I searching for my disbarment?
Should I kick the rock to drag my way?

I don't hate myself for fighting.
I huddle in my sorrow.
Whilst in my courage.
I meant to tell myself that I'm quiet in my attempt.

I lift my shield not to protect my fear but my weakness.
I didn't know confusion could hit so hard.

This system of life ruins my expression.
Sinister in my way from the roads of my borders.
Fooled with my running toes whistling through the mud.

I can hear the North but I search for the South.
That scared green light pressing from my shame.
Shhhhh!!!!!! can you hear it?

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:21:00 AM

    You delve into the haunting dark places with great powerful strength. A very moving poem from a place I am unfamiliar with but always want to get a glimpse of. Great ending

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:06:00 AM

    This poem is so well written that I actually found myself straining and listening for something at the end. Talk about pulling the reader into the world you created. Well done

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 5:43:00 AM

    intruging, struggle to understand full meaning im sure but i think thats part of the magic

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 4:54:00 PM

    I think you write a lot on this kind of topic. It is similar to that other poem of yours I love so much (the most recent one posted). GREAT and powerful writing.

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 4:38:00 PM

    love the metaphors in this gem of a poem . thank you for reading Autumns Birth, it was a thought. So I put it into verse ;} I have used that ( Shhhhh!!!!!! can you hear it? )

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 8:24:00 AM

    hey Sean, this is so good,, you need to pick up your pen,, and get on over here and gives us your best shot of poetry, sure wont be disappointed.....

  1. Date: 1/31/2013 11:08:00 AM

    Incredible! I'll simply say, 'I'm Listening'! Annalise

  1. Date: 9/14/2012 10:38:00 PM

    I read all your poetry and this one is my favorite. It just seems like a very familiar road traveled...good write.....humble

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 7:08:00 AM

    I can hear it sir ! Wonderful poetic writes ! I am stund to find the artist among us ! Just wonderful writes Sean ! Later ! , james