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Midnight Blue

on reticent nights when my eyes are ablaze
overwhelmed by the dark pressing down 
the hushed drumming of songs of affliction
reverberate against the walls of my lungs 

and I can’t breathe

on those nights, when I lie alone in the dark  
in the swirl of disappointment and unfortunate fate 
and in memories of when I loved freely
will my comfort now be, in learning to hate?

on days when my eyes are clouded
and laughter won’t come easily 
when I feel my shell wrapping more tightly 
closing up to shelter me … attempting to hide me

I try to grasp compassion
on those days of midnight blue
and love, and forgiveness, and humility
and all those things we’re supposed to choose 

those who have hurt me, those I fear
I can’t choose to love even in solitude 
I know I’m called to love those who hate 
but I can’t anymore.  I feel numb

will peace and laughter come once more  
will my smiles be genuine again someday?
when will life return to a glimpse of heaven 
I know love will flow when I choose to love again

but for now, I lie alone in the dark  
in the swirl of disappointment and fate 
and in memories of when once I loved freely
and for now there is no comfort

I’m just trying not to hate



July 2013 ~  I wrote this when I was going through an extremely difficult and lonely time.  






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  1. Date: 3/12/2014 1:51:00 PM

    This is poetry that lends expression of the heart and entreats the willing ear when all else is silent. Know that such pain and isolation resonate with those who eagerly listen and vibrate with love and concern.

  1. Date: 1/16/2014 2:37:00 AM

    Where are your poems sweetheart? I have tried to read several and only the Title shows along with the comments but no poem . Just thought you should know. Hugs

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 1/19/2014 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HI Sarai, I had deleted many of my poems since I'm going to take a break from soup for a while.. but I decided to leave them up. I put this one back. Thank you for reading, and take care. I'll be back to read your poems soon. Hugs :)
  1. Date: 12/28/2013 1:33:00 AM

    Into my favorites this goes. You are an amazing poet. This reminds me of some of the famous stuff I've read. Wow :) peace

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 12/28/2013 4:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Damien! That's a really nice thing to say!!
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 5:10:00 PM

    Becca,, Your writing shines! Merry Christmas, chuck,,ps wanna try something??? I give u a title and u do all the work.....And the title Is.....................".The Night"

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 12/28/2013 4:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ooops I read this and forgot to thank you for stopping by! Thank you, and, hmmm I like your challenge, I'll see what I can do lol Thanks Chuck.
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 7:50:00 PM

    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Becca...hope you had a good weekend

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 12/1/2013 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Donna, thank you, I had a wonderful weekend :) Hope you did too. Hugs <3
  1. Date: 10/12/2013 3:44:00 PM

    powerful poetry, Becca, just love the mood, and how you have instilled your feelings in every word,, truly this is classical poetry at its best...

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 12/1/2013 8:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow, I don't know how I missed this comment, Harry, but I'm seeing it now and I thank you!!!
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 7:55:00 PM

    The internal struggle depicted here is intense as you lie alone in the dark.....I am glad that you overcame the blue mood and have decided to defeat hate with love! A wonderful poem.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 9/17/2013 8:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Wayne. It was really a difficult time for me. Writing helped I think. Thank you for your comment!
  1. Date: 9/3/2013 11:27:00 AM

    I love this poem ,,,,, you said right down to the core of the matter,,,, title reminded me of Leon Russell Lady Blue. Glad to know you are feeling better ;}

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 9/19/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 8:15:00 PM

    Rebecca, You have captured my soul. I only wish I had the talent to express the feelings you have accomplished in this work. Thank you for sharing. ~Kilmer

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 9/19/2013 2:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow, thank you so much, I just read your comment again and it is so encouraging to me.
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 4:55:00 AM

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again I felt the pulse of emotion in this poem poet. You have this ability to write with your heart excellent poem poet. I love every bit of it, I'll be back to read again because it's that good poet. Keep writing I'm litsening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 9/19/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sean. I'm back in this place again, maybe I'll be able to write with my heart again someday.
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 2:34:00 AM

    Becca, love the title you gave this one. Seems like you are just like me, we write with our emotions. I normally sit on writes like this until I feel better and then I share them. Looking back being able to give our emotions a voice makes us deal with things better.. Okay that is just me rambling. Gotta tell you though I enjoyed reading this piece, glad you are in a better space *hugs* Wilma

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 9/19/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Wilma, I usually don't even post these highly emotional writes. maybe I will more. In a better place, sometimes I come back to the place again and again. but then it passes again. :P thanks
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 7:00:00 AM

    It's evident that you have chosen to love again as the love for you here at the Soup is flowing with you once more.Superb! Superb! Write. I see Midnight blues changing to "Crimson Skies" once again, and i am so proud of you. Big Hugs my dear friend. bless you Becca.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/13/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Aw, now you're making me cry (the good kind). Thank you Bernard, it's so good to see you here again, but you were never far ... you're always by my side, we're like Bonnie and Clyde ;) Big hugs sweet friend
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 7:50:00 AM

    The pain of experience will hopefully make us wiser. We have all felt this way at some time or another. You have such an expressive heart. May you find love and happiness in all your ventures. I am sending you a pulse of positive energy right now. Don't know if you can feel it, but wishing you well.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/11/2013 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh my gosh, Duke! This brings tears to my eyes. Yes I feel it, more than you know. Thank you so much for your kindness. Thank you. Thank you.
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 2:59:00 PM

    You are amazing at putting emotion to words and the gift of painting your passion of feeling!

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/11/2013 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Craig. I can't tell you how much that means to me, coming from someone I admire as much as I do you..
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 6:13:00 AM

    It is beyond our human capacity, only by giving it over to God can true healing take place. Then you will fill your lungs with his sweet breath and you will be able to breathe once again. Hugs Rick.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/11/2013 9:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's true, it is impossible to do on our own. Thank you, Rick, hugs
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

    Hi Becca,nice to see you back.Unfortunately with a sad piece.Enjoyed perusing this one my friend.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/8/2013 4:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by to read my poem and for your comment ... I'm glad to hear from you.
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:34:00 PM

    Wow this poem is so filled with emotion, a very powerful write my friend! I'm glad you are back, no matter what name you use for this site I will always read your poetry! Sorry I missed you poem or two under your other name but I haven't trained my mind to look for it yet, I'm glad you changed it back to yourself, It makes it a lot easier! Well, this write is so fantastic, I surely loved every line of it, it's written so magnificently.! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 10:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Russell! You didn't miss anything, these are the only two poems I've posted so far! Thank you for reading and for your sweet comment ... oh how I've missed your comments :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:11:00 PM

    Gee; This is sad, but I have learned one thing - nothing lasts forever. What ever it s, it will pass. I'm glad to see you again and thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 10:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Lucilla. You're so right... nothing lasts forever. Thanks for stopping by :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:45:00 PM

    Welcome back, crack poetess. Good to hear you're on the mend again. Chin up, girlfriend. You've been missed. Licia :-)

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hehe is that a nice way of calling me a crack pot ? not far from the truth there haha :) Thanks delysia :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 5:09:00 PM

    I'm sure the person figured in this write is a forgiving one, it takes a little time, discretion and patience but comfort returns. Glad you wrote this a few weeks ago lol and your ok now. Take care, Richard

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 6:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You're right, comfort does return, but I knew I needed to be surrounded by friends, not isolated, to get past it. I'm so thankful for friends like you, Richard.
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM

    I truly feel for you my dear sweet friend! We all go through this at one point or another in our life... very few escape! But YOU ARE BACK!!! Yee haw! I will check on you daily... love and big big hugs, Jack xxx

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 6:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Jack, and yes, please check on my daily, I'd really appreciate that. I need your friendship, your kindness, and sense of humor :) love and big hugs back to you :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:07:00 PM

    So happy to see you back here, Becca: I was wondering, lately how you are. Writing is a blessing in sorting out how we feel in relation to all our experiences. Will post pictures of the birtdbath soon....now you are back... Smiles and hugs, SuZ

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 6:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I've missed you SuZ, you always seem to have serenity about you, as I picture you sitting in your garden enjoying your birdbath and tropical plants :) I can't wait to see pictures :)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:40:00 PM

    Love will flow when i choose to love again-a beautiful verse and im sure a heart like yours can do.it..This poem helped me reflect so much about my inner being dear.. I love your last verse-Im just trying not to hate..that s a great example one should follow in life in any circumstances when we feel unable to love the other..Welcome back becca

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 6:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That last line was hard for me to write, and honestly I wasn't feeling hate. It was more like, I thought maybe I was afraid that I COULD hate, if I let myself... Gosh I can't even explain that very well. Anyway, hate is never an option, that's the point ~~ Thank you so much for welcoming me back, my sweet friend.
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:08:00 PM

    Hullo, Becca. According to the footnotes, you are "ok now". Great! I hope you stay ok. As for the poem .... I can relate to it very strongly when referring to a nihilistic period, years ago. The theme is palpable right off the page. At times I find the opposite shade of a melancholy blue, to be a deep orange. But here's the thing .... the orange is too strong to be entirely calm(sometimes). I am going to stop here before my colour theory becomes too weird(lol).

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 1:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Chris, thanks, yes I'm ok (more than ok) Thank you for your comment. Yes, orange and red are my calm and happy but also exciting, so I totally agree and I'd love to hear more about your color theory! :) (Thank you so much for reading me and commenting, I love hearing from you.)
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:55:00 AM

    This is my favorite color. Much can be said within these shades. In this poem's case, sadness w/a touch of melancholic need. Strong & very deep lines.

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, red ! (I love the sound of the word "crimson" more) Green is not bad, but it doesn't have emotion attached to it as much, for me :)
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 8/6/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was either Red (Cause you frequently mention "crimson" in your work) or Green. You're welcome!
    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, it is one of my favorite colors too, but it tends to be my melancholic color .... (do you remember my favorite happy color?) Thanks for reading and commenting me Drake, that means a lot to me.
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 9:09:00 AM

    becca!..so glad to see you here again... i missed your works, and now, this one carries a litling feel of awakening so well quilled... a cathartic moment that frees you to just be... lovely, lovely!..:) huggs

    L. Avatar Rebecca L. Date: 8/6/2013 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Nette. I missed you, and I missed reading your poems. I hope I can settle back in here again. Hugs