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Impending Night

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Below is the poem entitled Impending Night which was written by poet Laura Breidenthal. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Impending Night

The impending night has fallen upon us
It woke with much persistence
Our hearts fled from its rage like a doe from a rifle
But the blast had already been made. . .

People fall like rain
The clouds are crestfallen with grief
And the darkness has no mercy 
Rain soaks...leaves an impact
The falls are devastating...

She was so strong, like a diamond she shined
Only to burn away and be one with the grime
I never saw her go
But the angry darkness of her essence—strangely glows...

He choked on his words, his memory
Like a child swallowing a pill
It is sticking in our throats
Against our will
And the dose ever grows. . . 
 
Who will stop the night?
You wicked thing how achingly stormy you have become!
Rich in your light as it smothers you whole
Leaving the rest to the droll sound of its toll

She burned
As they watched in angry happiness
The smoke of her spirits filling our hearts
No expressions...heavy depressions 
He was left to melt and rebuild

His wick ignites—burns are second nature
Though images are hard to swallow
She still talks to our souls
Her story still to be told
Like diamonds never found

A flame of hope hovers
We remain instilled in the rot
The darkness smothers
Its heavy slumber always waking

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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 5:58:00 AM
    I really like your work...I like your flare!

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 2/26/2013 5:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Caleb! ~Laura
  1. Date: 2/20/2013 9:51:00 PM
    People fall like rain....That really struck me.A very nice write.With a bit of a sadness.

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 2/20/2013 9:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad you liked, Dan. Yes, a great deal of sadness. I hope I don't depress you too much! ~Laura
  1. Date: 2/19/2013 6:42:00 PM
    I am astounded. I vote for you to recite at the next inauguration!

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 2/20/2013 9:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :D Your comment brings me much joy. ~Laura
  1. Date: 2/17/2013 3:34:00 AM
    Very deep and well written, Laura! Have a lovely Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 2/20/2013 9:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! ~Laura