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Dark clouds drift slowly across the leaden sky. The air is stagnant, still, heavy with promise of the tempest to come. Standing, abandoned, forlorn, on the edge of the abyss I wait. Tears of anguish course down my cheeks, vanishing into the dust. My head bowed in grief as if in worship to the god Aeolus. The sound of my low sobbing a mantra to his approach. Dark clouds drift slowly across the chaos in my mind. The old fear has brought forth the fruit of despair as it was ordained. Sounds of thunder arise, the harbinger of the furore to come. Thoughts of what has been lost, expunged, from my view overwhelm me. Memories, so many memories so many colours all turned to grey. The moan breaks free rising with the wind, a sirens song of futile love. Dark clouds drift slowly across the ruin of my soul. The sky is lit with bolts of white light joining heaven and earth. Scars of wounds long healed reopen, I bleed for each friend lost. Terrible is my lament as my head rises and I turn to face the gale. More than heart can bear, the pain, the grief, the loss, my true friend. The crescendo of sound and light is reached, the edge of the abyss stands empty.

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Date: 1/6/2015 11:23:00 AM
loved it ......Seren
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Shane Cooper
Date: 2/8/2015 4:17:00 PM
Hi Seren, I am sorry my reply is so late. Somehow i have missed your post. Thank you for your comment I do appreciate it. love Shane xxx
Date: 12/30/2014 5:23:00 AM
Deep dark and sad - love the imapct of the repeated phrase - I can relate to this so much at the present time in my life:-( Hugs jan xxx
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Date: 12/30/2014 9:02:00 AM
My poetry is also based on my emotions I always try and write with humour if I can but my dad is terminally ill so I have my ups and down - just go with the flow my friend what ever your emotions you write brilliant poems! Hugs jan xxx
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Shane Cooper
Date: 12/30/2014 6:02:00 AM
Thanks, I had a upset today and this is the result. I seem to have lot of these days.