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Darkness Rides Again

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Darkness Rides Again

The scorched plain offers him no shelter
He is lost within the earth's deep
And on it

Every sense fixed upon a jagged ruin
Vague heat stirs the dust and death
To carry it

There is a breeze that begs for life
But it comes by the fingertips of fire
And with it

Upon this bitter stretch, Darkness rules not
And he is like the shade
But gives none

He is my hopeless steed
In this hour I have called him
And he, me

He does not fear the sun's wrath
His back is a stone blackened not by it
But in spite of it

And so, Darkness carries me over grinding sands
His nose points toward the failing sun
And past it

We will become warriors in the twilight
And gods in the moonlight...
in the darkness
We ride

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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 3:49:00 PM
    Love it Caleb [it's not blank verse but its excellent - blank verse is usually iambic meter with no end rhyme] and you have created your own pattern by using the short line 3 very GOOD!! Please read The Pooka it's a sonnet on a similar theme, yours is much more modern [relabel all your blank verse to simply say VERSE] Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 9:25:00 AM
    You have such a unique style! Your descriptions are so vivid and so thought-provoking. Another one for my favs.

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 9:26:00 PM
    Ooooooh. Totally digged this one. A very versatile poet you are. You captured me in this one from beginning to end. Striking metaphors and very haunting. Love it! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Well, this is very nice, and you won with it. Good job ;} thank you for reading my By The Sea ;}

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Caleb, congrats on your wonderful win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 8:42:00 AM
    Love the creative write and the presentation Caleb!

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:11:00 AM
    A very good poem to send to the contest and you won! - Congratulations! - Have a lovely new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:26:00 PM
    Hi Caleb, once again, , thank you for SUPPORTING MY NEWEST contest...CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome win ;-) LINDA

  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Caleb, this just breathes words of splendor. I sure love your style!