Dark Victory

Written by: Corinne Curcio

Dark Victory

A free spirit
Who never took orders
Young and strong
Nothing could touch you

Reckless
Volatile
Defiant
Dangerous

Until you found love
And a courage
You didn’t dream
You possessed

This was the role you said
Was a reflection
Of your own life

A life that blazed in those 
Famous, song-worthy
Eyes

In the end
Your vision grew dim
As your illness 
Put out the light of life

But it could not subsume 

Bravery
Dignity
Quiet composure
Selflessness

Or love

That was your victory over the dark
As you faced eternity 
Unafraid

You drifted off alone
With eyes seeing
What we cannot

At least, not yet






Bette Davis in "Dark Victory" for Frank Herrera's "Describe your favorite performance by Actor 
or Actress in a movie"  
contest