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Into the Night

Far into the night
Where my thoughts go round again
Round empty city streets
How can I keep wandering? 

Far below the bridge now
As the water drips on me
Sick and tired of thinking
If I will be well again

I want some light to shine
On this overwhelmed mind!
Take it all away
This city is so bare

Oh where have you gone?
Simple things so far
I long for a shore to rest upon
Long for oceans to drift me on

Basking in the darkness
Stuck like gum against the arch
Streetlights laughing and flickering off
Empty as they're whole

Pull me underground with you
Lift up this wreck
Throw me in the forests
Where exposure is okay

I want to run
I want to hide
But there is no more road
There is no more life

Wherever I go 
I feel so cold
Wherever I flee
I am dragged back

Far into the night
Where streetlights flicker back on
No one is looking on
We are animals in our mind

Why am I still wandering? 
Tell me, why have I steered
So far from home? 
Where the dead end is my friend











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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 9:28:00 PM
    As I read this poem Laura, it's like you were standing here beside me, how I long to bring comfort and can't, sending you long distance healing and peace to quiet your soul, have a good night, xxx

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 1:11:00 PM
    A very deep and impassioned poem. Very well done... it has a feel of your very own personal travel...

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 7:13:00 PM
    wow..Laura round and round my thoughts go with you. sometimes we stray to far, from the places that now seems too strange. I can relate to this feeling, dragging back, cause I have tooooo.... love this one... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:18:00 AM
    and...is there an eye in your dark avatar?

    Breidenthal Avatar Laura Breidenthal
    Date: 4/22/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why yes. It has a staring problem. ;) Sorry about that.
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 6:17:00 AM
    True to your dark side, Laura...you know how to bring the intensity. Its easy to feel your pain in your poetry...not something everyone can do.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 6:57:00 PM
    Awesomely done here ;} I've had a few thought like this,

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 9:46:00 AM
    This is very strong despair. My thoughts and wishes are sent to you on a pulse of positive energy. I will think of this and send more when I can every hour. However, it is impossible for me to send you an ocean. Wish I could because you should be in the surf. Can you at least get a recording of the crashing waves and a sunlamp? I know it's the people too. There must be someone somewhere. You will be spotted. You are a great soul and poet. Miss seeing your face.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 5:28:00 AM
    Well wandering around aimlessly is better than doing nothing! You never know what you might find around the corner. I feel your writings are becoming stronger lately. The words you carefully chose have a bigger impact on me as of late. Keep it up!