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Down In The Valley

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Down In The Valley

Down in the ground where the dead men go.
I know there's a place way down below.

Down in the valley is where everyone goes.
I have a place there, sometimes I like to go.

Come as you are, take a little rest with me.
Into the darkness we go, time out of mind.

You are one with the dust now.
A fragment of what you and I left behind.

Down, down, down, into the darkness.
Gentle you must go, the beautiful, and tender.

I heard the owl call my name.
Just before the darkness came.    

He dropped his eyes with the bright sunshine.
And the medications didn't help any, as he read
between the lines.

Only yesterday you came to me, to release me 
From this dark, damp place, I seen it in your eyes.
Only then I will fly off into the light !

4/ 26/ 2013

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  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:17:00 AM

    this is a good start maybe write a part two? About the light side?

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:17:00 AM

    Debbie, this is so unusual, and I really like it. The contrast of under the ground and then flying off at the end.For me it means the spirit living on, vs. the body. but maybe you meant something else? Very enjoyable to read.

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 5:30:00 PM

    the light do beckon in the night, spring up sweet babe cos its alright, want ya happy yet we might, come spring away from darkness, right....

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:21:00 PM

    A very nice write, I rather lime the subject of death when it's stripped of its fear. Really liked your words

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:29:00 PM

    Very nice Debbie, It reminded me of that song "Down in the valley" when I read the title. But then the heart & soul really come out of it as you read. Love it! :o)

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 11:00:00 AM

    Very unique poem. I liked how indirectly it was written... sort of meandering around, leaving the reader's mind to make the rest of the connections. Makes me curious at but what kinda of medical problems that affected you two... insomnia, amnesia. Good stuff, my friend!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:00:00 PM

    Interesting work about a topic that most people don't want to talk about..Thanks for the visit by my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 4:19:00 AM

    Debbie, what a delight to read

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 6:50:00 PM

    Hello Debbie, a wonderful poem... much peace at the end...Linda

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 10:11:00 AM

    A little darkness in this gripping poem. You had me thinking of death and sadness. A gem of a poem you have penned. love phyl

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:47:00 PM

    Yes Debbie ..we all go there from time to time...just make sure you don't stay too long....too long the owl will see!!!! Love this gripping use of the ol' owl well friend...

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 2:16:00 PM

    Haunting and beautiful...You took me right along with you...Great piece of work, Debbie - Tim

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 8:04:00 AM

    Gripping lines here. This setting in this piece had me hooked. Excellent work!

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 7:04:00 AM

    - Oh ... Debbie, so melancholy and beautiful!! - Have a relaxed weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 4:11:00 AM

    Debby, you have a very tender side which is here all exposed. This is a very nice way to deal with loss. Your poems are deep and have staying power. Like to think about them. BTW, I should have said it's the bodies and not the suits. What a joke. I would be embarrassed to buy that thing.