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The Rusty Gate

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The Rusty Gate

8/2/12

Enshrouding blackness leaves me breathless
Crippled crows caw for rest upon the iron opening
Darkness and greed is their abode
The rest are ridden on fire into the starless night
Where and when will the dawn lift its head?
Crisp and cool is the lifeless ground I tread
Until all trails of energy are left for dead
Wandering blindly into sheets of hot, sweltering rain
Whistling winds leading me to the teeth of the rusty gate
As the crows caw their unrest
And souls of endless fog cry beneath

It is sad and frightening to know
That the slightest creak of the opening gate
Will bring the wailing souls a beautiful, false 
Hope. . .

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 10:06:00 AM
    FASCINATING POEM LAURA .. DETAILED VISUALS AND IMAGERY LUV .. UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO THE SITE ISSUES I WAS UNABLE TO COMMENT ON POEMS ABOVE THIS ONE AS VALIDATION KEY DISAPPEARED ..

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/10/2012 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, I see. . .well I appreciate your praise and kindness. Thanks for stoppin' by and I hope that error gets fixed. ~Laura
  1. Date: 10/8/2012 2:07:00 PM
    wow, I really like this. And it fits great with the Halloween season as well. Even better than the other poem I just read!!

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/10/2012 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh? Well, I say! Thanks! ;D
  1. Date: 10/7/2012 10:40:00 AM
    a bit inspirational .. i enjoy the read

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/10/2012 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad to found this poem inspiring...a bit ;)
  1. Date: 10/6/2012 10:43:00 AM
    Oh man this is deep...I like the ending specially. Nice wording too...great work!!!

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 10/6/2012 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you--I wasn't sure whether to add the ending or not. But I am glad you liked it. :)~lAURA