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Doubts

Dear members of Poetry Soup, here I present my most awesome poem to date. It is best appreciated while listening to my mate Andy's recital. So please open- http://www.andyevansfiction.com/interviews/andy-reads-a-poem-called.html and read along. Here goes: DOUBTS When the sanctuary Of sunlight sinks And dark shadows Lay across your thoughts Spiteful talons Scrape against your reason Their dragging Resonating In your mind < > Out beyond your vision In the darkness of the hour Your doubts stir Shuffling Muttering Foul damning words That pierce you Slicing through your certainty Severing the flow Of your integrity Chill words Spoken so close They breeze past your ear And settle like ice On your dignity Threatening Menacing Sounds of movement so near That doubts brush Your confidence < > In the gloom These doubts Analyse Scrutinise Your every mistake Real and imagined Emphasised Magnified Demonised Your honest intentions Mercilessly proven Futile Trivial Infantile Your courage And Morale Shattered Scattered Lost in the darkness Surrounded by doubts < > Fearful Deceitful Doubts twist Blur reality Ripping Façade From hidden self Clawing Screaming Igniting fear Pupils dilating Stupefied Skinned Heart racing Blood Gore Torn from your chest Undesired self Splayed Exposed < > When the sanctuary Of sunlight rises And dark shadows Are chased from your thoughts Hopeful hands Massage your reason Their comforting Relaxing Your mind

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 7/3/2015 5:17:00 PM
Hi SCOTT.. Congrats on having your excellent write featured on the Soup's home page. I truly enjoyed the read! Blessings, LM
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Date: 3/5/2015 2:03:00 AM
Scott, your nightmare write is a dream winner.. Much applause for mastering the contest!
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Date: 2/28/2015 1:56:00 PM
The nighttime can be terrifying, both within our minds and without... I really enjoyed this deeply moving and dark write. Very emotive! Congratulations on your well deserved win, Scott!
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Date: 2/22/2015 5:45:00 PM
Scott, CONGRATULATIONS, on your Win, Love ~SKAT~
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Date: 2/22/2015 5:24:00 PM
Scott, Sorry, it took this long to close my contest. Congrats :) NATE
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Date: 7/13/2014 1:18:00 PM
no DOUBT! Brother 37... puttin' wUrds down massaging the soul, glazed by the sanctuary of sunlight.
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Date: 5/29/2014 9:58:00 AM
Each time I read this one it feels new. Outstanding piece.
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Date: 5/9/2014 2:02:00 PM
well worth the read back down to earth with the last stanza. Good work Scott
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Date: 4/13/2014 12:12:00 PM
Scott Such a powerful and deep write. Captivating and very intriguing. Kept me engaged all the way through. Thank you for the great comment on my Three Sided Love poem
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Date: 4/5/2014 6:40:00 PM
Hi Scott, I was hoping for a new one.
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Date: 4/4/2014 3:57:00 AM
fabulous write so simply set out but this just adds to the impact. Jan xx
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Date: 4/3/2014 10:06:00 AM
This beauty is worth a second, third and fourth read! 777777777
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Date: 4/3/2014 6:57:00 AM
Doubts fly away from a soul when love touches it! Awesome poem Scott! 7 my best, chuck
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Date: 3/29/2014 8:03:00 PM
There can be no doubt this is a magnificent piece. I enjoyed your inspiration.
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Date: 3/29/2014 10:59:00 PM
Thanks for the read Richard, this is my fav of my poems and reading your encouraging words confirms my belief that this is a poem that is going in the right direction. I hope you had the time to listen to Andy's recital as it takes this piece places that my words cannot go.
Date: 3/27/2014 8:05:00 AM
I really enjoyed this especially the layout which added to the impact & you used the linebreaks very skillfully too. Scott I turned off that extra comment thing on Soup it was flooded my mail box. I think I read what you wrote but I will go back & look again. Thanks so much for tweeting me, it did increase the # of poets who fav'ed the poem! Light & Love
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Date: 3/29/2014 10:54:00 PM
I'm glad that my tweet had its desired effect, thanks for letting me do it. As for this poem Doubts, thanks for the read, I do hope you took the time to listen to Andy's recital as it adds dimensions to this poem that my words only hint at. Thanks again Debbie your input is always appreciated.