Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Quiet Dichotomy

There it is
The darkness
Chasing me

Hiding behind every bend
Seeping into the cracks and crevices
Trying to surprise me

I see it
I hear it
I feel it

I run in every possible direction
I hide from it
I trick it

And yet it finds me
Always

Somehow the darkness
Moving like water
Unstoppable
Blankets over me
Blinds me for a while
Incapacitates me

I hate the dark

There it is
The light

It chases me too
Seeping into the cracks and crevices

I see it
I hear it
I feel it

It finds me
Always

And I run toward it
Making the blanket of darkness lift slightly

And the light holds up the blanket
So that I can run

And get a head start
Outrunning the darkness

While the light stands guard
For all its worth

I love the light

25 comments:

  1. Love your new header. Beautiful poem. You give off so much Light, Simplicity.

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  2. New header is sweet and wonderful - Very you. This poetry is so light it could float away on the spring breezes... Lovely.

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  3. Ann's Rants ~ Thank you! I was so excited to see these incredible comments!! Although it seems like a dark poem on the first line, it was meant to be light and you lovely lovelies caught that!! "You give off so much Light, Simplicity" mad me cry. I'm a library! Back off woman! ;)

    Robin ~ Thank you! I loved it so much! I can't explain why. It is the first time in many, many years that it just flowed...3 minutes!

    Csquaredplus3 ~ Thank you! I live for the light!! :)

    A Woman of No Importance ~ Thanks re: the header. I'm so touched by the "very you"! That's what my daughter said!! I can't express how happy I am that you see it as a light poem. *huge sigh of relief*!

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  4. That is one heck of a poem there girlie! I love it a lot especially the line I love the light!!

    Because so do I!!!

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  5. I love the makeover and the poem!!!

    fantastic!!

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  6. beautiful poem! Lovely...just like you!

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  7. Lovely! I didnt know you are poet as well. You should definitely do them more often.

    The idea came across very well.

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  8. I gotta be honest, poetry doesn't really rock my world. Still, that was nice.

    I was going to ask if you knew Maggie May, but I can see you already do.

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  9. I LOVE it!! Awesome! I love your new set-up too :) Spring is hear my friend!

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  10. The beginning had me worried. A couple other blogging buddies did dark poems, and shortly thereafter removed themselves from the blogosphere. You ended light, so I'm sure hoping you don't go disappearing too!

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  11. Michelle ~ The light drives me! I can see that you're a 'light' girl too! :)

    Vodka Mom ~ Why, thank ya!

    Connie Weiss ~ You are adorable! Thanks so much!

    SSQuo ~ I only write poetry when I'm really feeling it. I used to do it all the time, but it's been years since the last one. I'm hoping more will flow! I would never consider myself a poet, but thank you!

    Comedy Goddess ~ Thank you. I'm running as fast as I can!! :)

    Captain Dumbass ~ I certainly do know Maggie May and this specific post was sort of inspired by her! I have been reading some of her incredible work recently and my mind has been going off on different tangents. Thanks for reading and commenting even if poetry isn't your thing. I get that. It's like art. Some people like abstract...as a general rule, I don't, but I'll look anyway just in case there's something I'm missing.

    Jodi ~ Thank you so much! I'm SO excited spring is here. It's been a long winter...

    J.L. Kreuger ~ Phew! So glad you caught the lightness at the end because that was the intent! I won't be disappearing. I'm not winning any awards for being the best blog friend out there, but I'm working on it and enjoying getting the writing juices flowing!

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  12. ACK! J.L....misspelled your name! Sorry!

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  13. That's quite wonderful. As is your blog. More power to your keyboard!

    Mike S

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  14. Love your blog! Especially this post!

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  15. Mike Smith ~ I love first-time commentors dropping by to say things like, "That's quite wonderful"! Welcome!!

    A.K. ~ Thank you! Thank you!

    kel ~ Thank you so much! Happy I didn't lose you...phew!

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  16. Love your new header. And the poem is full of hope and very clever. Sounds like Spring is bringing lots of new things your way.

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  17. Lilly ~ Thanks! :) Spring is, indeed, bringing some new things...and lots of light! Yay!

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  18. Totally Awesome, I actually feel and relate to this! I can't stand the deep dark night! Really enjoyed this!

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  19. I was wondering why everybody was commenting on your new header until I saw that I had already commented. Then I was really confused. Still a pretty poem though.

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  20. @ Captain Dumbass ~Thanks! I'm starting over and this poem is a great way to sum up where I've been! :)

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  21. GORGEOUS!!!! FYI, I'm back to blogging again. Come check me out and I can't wait to catch up on all your writing.

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