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Today the Darkness Comes

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Today the Darkness Comes

Today the darkness comes.
Music is subdued and low --
measured beats -- an ebb and flow
of oboes and of drums
to pace the sluggish feet.
I do not choose to meet,
this day of blacks and grays,
the collared priest who prays
but, ultimately, betrays
the cant that fills his days
with repetitious words.
I view the streaming hordes
descending from the church
steps, watch them as they lurch
about -- in apparent disregard
for any ordered exit from
the sepulchre, dank and dim.
They met to worship Him --
but I -- I try so hard
to suspend my disbelief --
to find, in faith, relief.
Yet, still, the darkness comes.

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  1. Date: 2/17/2012 1:07:00 PM
    Very expressive from beginning to end. I enjoyed this one lots! :) Keep writing! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 9:17:00 AM
    Leo an impressive deep write luv and think we all haved moments felt like these lines so moving.. faith lifts us up ..out.. and over those doldrums.. and look at the great gift u possess to communicate such vibes in words luv..

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 7:46:00 PM
    Leo, this is an incredible piece...I've read it now a few times and at first I was totally overcome by the motions and emotion of the procession you so delicately describe, that I didn't know what to say. I too remembered such a day...Then on the second read, I noticed the rhyme you used, so subtle on the ear yet there in full glory on the page...I nearly overlooked it and how it suddenly brought new meanings and I was once again totally overwhelmed by your exceptional gift.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 1:18:00 PM
    Yes sometimes such feelings come..can relate to it.Very nicely expressed feelings.

  1. Date: 2/11/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Hold onto your faith, the darkness will pass. hugs, catie :)