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Below is the poem entitled BLANKET OF DARKNESS which was written by poet Esson Alumbugu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Being weak I did fly when 
the dragon 
A brief time the self forgot 
all but self
Put not this short day of fall 
atop years
Of hard toil when I fought all 
your wrong 
Leaving my field suckling 
weeds and dying
Years of sadly singing a 
foreign song
Just to keep the wheel oiled 
and the old cart
Chasing the horse down 
that slope called 

Alone now, nothing but this 
page and pen
A world under a blanket of 
Painting legends of the days 
of the sun
When flowers begged 
summer not to be 
Those days of blue 
mountains against a sky
Even more blue not this 
menacing night
Breathing out cobra and 
crocodile fangs
Nightmares of being without 
sweet songs 
you sang.
I put paper to pen, I scribble 
I struggle to read through a 
tearful flood.

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  1. Date: 9/19/2011 5:14:00 PM