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Stepping from the darkness of alone

I must carry this torch down to the cave
To shed light upon the walls of my heart
For, if not, I will take it to my grave
And on that path may make an early start

I cannot think of love, when love is what
Consumes my every thought in every hour
I gambled all I have and took my shot
Chanced my wretched life to fate’s cruel power

But love is what I deeply need to give
My life is not my own unless it’s shared
This aching heart with which I have to live
Must find his mate if he’s to be repaired

But first I must let go the one I crave
And leave this burning torch within the cave ~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 2/19/2010 8:17:00 AM
A torrent of spiritual revelation. Great work. - Mike
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Date: 4/4/2009 11:56:00 AM
This is a wonderful piece of writing Nigel, it is sad but yet your ending was so positive, I hope you find all your heart desires.. Thankyou for your comment on my poem, take care, Jo
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Date: 4/4/2009 1:24:00 AM
Brilliant cadence and rhyming... perfect 10-syllable meter. I especially like your culminating couplet. Well done Nigel! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 12/28/2008 1:17:00 PM
Ahhh yes a poet's heart, I'm glad you found a beau. Light & Love Debbie Guzzi
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Date: 12/21/2008 7:47:00 AM
A powerful sonnet---very heartbreaking and beautiful. Beautiful metaphor throughout. Best wishes, Sara:)
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Date: 12/21/2008 7:30:00 AM
Incredible write Nigel. This is a very sad but powerful sonnet. Your mind is a wonderful thing to read.
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Date: 12/21/2008 2:48:00 AM
Oh, man! This breaks my heart. What brilliant images, and what a very sad ending. may you have all that you ever desire, and find the love of your life to share it with. :) Love, Kristin beautiful sonnet, by the way...
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Date: 12/20/2008 5:52:00 PM
So melancholy, and sad, letting go of the love you hoped for. Yet unrequited love is all consuming, it is had to quench the torch. Beautifully said in your amazing poem, Nigel! Well done! ~ Love, Carrie
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Date: 12/20/2008 5:44:00 PM
I really enjoyed this Nigel. Thanks.
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Date: 12/20/2008 4:28:00 PM
The first two lines of your third verse truly say it all. I need to give and receive love to truly live, to be whole. I suppose that is why we are here after all. Then we can be freed to conquer the world. Wishing you luck on your journey, as knowing what you want and need is being half way there. Love, Shar
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Date: 12/20/2008 1:33:00 PM
this makes me feel someone i just left. i feel as if i'm in the same cave, someone elses cave and i need to leave before i go into someone else's. funny. john
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Date: 12/20/2008 1:12:00 PM
This was a beautiful sonnet. It's so solemn but lovely at the same time. Beautiful write, Blessings and Happy Holidays! ~Michaela~
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