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Shimmering Darkness

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Shimmering Darkness

She woke up everyday 
to the beckoning of death's toll. 
But decided to embrace life, 
pulling herself from the darkened hole. 

With a new brightness in her eyes, 
she lived life as partially buried gold. 
Never afraid of the darkness, 
or what the future may hold. 

Shimmering beneath the dirt, 
her beauty shall now unfold. 
True legacy lies hidden to reign, 
for a prodigy has risen from bitter cold. 

One example of grace goes far, 
farther then any story ever told. 
With strength that comes from deep within, 
that's been held from days of old. 

Among the majority she lived, 
witnessing atrocities flare. 
From her soul she would always give, 
though no one seemed to care. 

As the bells of sadness began to ring, 
she would rise above the gloom. 
Out of darkness and despair she would sing, 
with a melody that filled the room. 

The tears that had fallen proved as strength, 
to her ever-impending light. 
Onward traveling to any length, 
for what she believed was right. 

When darkened paths shimmer, 
despite the pangs of apathy, 
through life she will always glimmer, 
no matter what the tragedy.


-Collab with Dan Kearley! You're the best, Dan!

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:45:00 AM
    I agree with everyone else: excellent poem from a great collaboration. Really enjoyed this piece; read it several times. Awesome job, both of you! :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 1:47:00 PM
    !!!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:55:00 AM
    I do think we have to have hope. You do have a heart of gold, after all. No escape from that. It is part of you that you can not deny.

  1. Date: 8/31/2013 1:08:00 AM
    Excellent write Laura! Lovely collaboration - I especially love the sense of optimism even when darkness clouds the persona. Very well penned.

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 6:11:00 PM
    This is a really awesome piece. wonderful work with Dan and yourself. You both are truly talented poets. Excellent verse with deep emotion and meaning.

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Again I must bow down and kowtow to your greatness. This is a great poem. Good job to both of you. I look forward to more collaboration. ~Kilmer

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:27:00 PM
    No..... Your the best, Laura! It was great doing this collab with you. I will patiently wait in happiness, until our next one. :o) ~Your words will always shimmer~

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 8:19:00 AM
    A strong & refreshingly fierce writing. You both did this justice. "Through life she will always glimmer", indeed. Excellent job.