Hello Darkness -- sos
I walked into you with wide-open eyes,
Your softly creeping gloom invaded my dreams,
Lingering and hastening the oblivion;
Doubts and confusion paved my way
Leaving room only for shadowed rain.
Unexpectedly, a gleam of light shattered my illusion
And broke the darkness.
Now I walk in light and see desperate people,
Thousands, yearning to be heard above the fray;
Silently they scream in panic and pain,
Finding only your darkness.
Foolish men knowingly block their ears,
Confident in your festering evil,
Loathe to hear the cries of the people,
Content to remain in darkness.
I see learned citizens embrace you as a god,
Unwilling to read the writing on the wall,
Bending every lie into a warped version of truth;
They worship your darkness.
I walk into you with eyes wide open,
Appalled at your naked ambition,
Straining to hear a word of denial
From those able to to constrain your darkness.
I hear only the whisper of silence.
July 31, 2019
Copyright © deb radke | Year Posted 2019
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