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The Dark Side of You

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The Dark Side of You

I could not write poetry
till I was brain damaged
a life of shame, abuse
no good to anyone, oh yes and of no use
hiding behind the dark side of you.

Memories dreams are of that time,
many a mile we accomplished
amongst the grey stones
the bricks the muck
hiding behind the dark side of you.

I use to spend many hours
just looking for inspiration at the sky the ocean,
hear the rushing water
and in simplicity feel the gentle rain
hiding behind the dark side of you.

Why oh why should I wear this affliction
I’ve been many things in my life
that, which never stops creaking
lives here in one’s head
hiding behind the dark side of you.

Yesterday’s events were so different
penetrated my head my heart my soul
regarding earth’s greatest feats,
mainly war and of its dead
hiding behind the dark side of you.

The media’s strength used by the subtle
Oh! The mind control
tuned to sporadic applause
swells admiration for their efforts
hiding behind the dark side of you.

Truth complemented occasionally
then smashed into smithereens,
the pieces in abundance 
having lived a life of torment
hiding behind the dark side of you.

Oh Soup!  Quiet haven away from it all
aids to adorn my memories, just,
love, one hears and reads about every single day
helps no doubt this victim of society’s goals
hiding behind the dark side of you.

© Harry J Horsman 2013   

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  1. Date: 7/10/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Oh,,,, I love this harry,,, hiding behind the dark side you ;} A lot of well written words up there. fav's . thank you for reading my Walls " was just sitting there thinking & wrote . have an awesome day harry ;}

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 5:31:00 PM
    deep stuff well written I like it Linda

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 3:18:00 PM
    I love your poem Harry..One of your best and going to my favourites..Charma

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 11:38:00 AM
    Profoundly deep Harry! Makes me want to come for you and pull you out of the shadows of the dark and into the light. Very well written! Hugs

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 3:18:00 PM
    Personna's glimpse in a reflection. Sometimes acceptance, sometimes rejection. You've built a monument of blood and stone. Now maybe leave it alone. Quite the write Harry. May your soul know a little peace now.

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 2:41:00 PM
    Harry, you touch on a mystery of life....why are we drawn to someone /thing that causes pain, yet provides hope unimaginable....yet stepping away is more painful than endurance and perhaps a mistake....

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:13:00 AM
    I relate to the brain damaged part *lol* it seems we must experience some pain before we can access those deeper and darker parts of ourselves. The contrast of those parts have a way of releasing the light as well. Great Job Harry!

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 11:35:00 PM
    WOW harry ;} I've been with out computer for two 1/2 weeks. Got it back last night. Glad you liked my Caturday ;}

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 3:23:00 AM
    - Very deep and touching Harry - Black & White! - Have a nice day my friend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:20:00 AM
    just came to say hi, and I hope you are busy on some new poems!

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 1:02:00 AM
    WOW. you have an amazing way to express the deepest corners of your being. Excellent :)

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 11:27:00 PM
    What a tribute to soup here Harry..And if may say a read that reinforces sanity; a very good post from you indeed; Joe..'

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this creative work..It is a very unique creation that speaks of the unique person that has penned the lines..I am glad that I chose it to read today...Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:30:00 AM
    This is one amazing write Harry..completely different from what I've read from you in the past. I really love it. A beautiful melody to this write here..really really enjoyed!!

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:25:00 AM
    This sure is very intriguing, Harry, I am in a way sort of wondering and I feel that this is so much deeper than what is reflected on the surface -- I must admit that last stanza caught me off guard... but yes, the Soup has indeed served as a haven, hasn't it? I hope all is well with you, Harry, just me dropping by to say hi as well. I missed reading your insightful poems...

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Harry hope you find peace among your friends here..I know this pain...my husband of 23 yrs...1967-1968.....small escapes, one sunset at a time...this is humbling....what a heart wrenching write..God bless..

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 2:28:00 PM
    gosh, Harry, if this is your reality, I had no idea!! It's a very touching poem. soupmail me sometime and let me know what it is all about because I really enjoy learning about your life. Love the heart in this one!

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 2:14:00 PM
    Harry....I don't know what to write. I'm so touched by this...Been to the dark side...It's often there...but, yes...there is glorious light as well! :) Poetry Soup helps me a lot as well...most of the time! ;) You are one of the bright stars here that lights the way for me. Hugs

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Behind the dark side light is there, wonderfully expressed. Loved always, bl