September 25, 2012
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I strolled along the murky road
Where blackened ashes lay dead and cold
Of decisions made and left untold
Of verdicts altered in my withhold.

As I cleared away the cryptic haze,
I fell into a familiar daze
A mighty feud remained a maze
Ensnaring me with its bewitching gaze.

Still, I could not conclude at last
Perpetual feelings for the past
For the mirth that was so vast
Or for the treason that caused the blast.

Musing over the thoughts undone
I evoke the memories I shun
Beloved days that yield to stun
For the lax companions tarry for none.

I contended the trance till I breathed no more
Narcotic rasps as I fell to the floor
Doubled down in rage I swore
To leave alone the unending war.

Time can pass and drift away,
Yet nothing can quench the heart’s decay
Shriveling, listless, void many a day
Forsaken to keep the pain at bay.

I battled the savage beast within
Striking him down and taming my sin,
Entombed beyond the shadow’s kin
Afar it lay, for my life to begin.

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AnthonyDavidHall said...
Oct. 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm
4th and 5th stanzas were fantastic. Keep writin!
ShroudedLight replied...
Oct. 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm
Thank you! I actually wrote the last two stanzas a long time after the rest of the poem, so I thought they kinda went off a bit, but I'm glad you liked the conclusion.
LeahC This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm
I'm having a little trouble understanding the details of what happened in this poem, but other than that I love the tone and how gut-wrenching the picture it paints is! There's lots of emotion here that I can feel.
ShroudedLight replied...
Oct. 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm
Yeah, I think I have trouble specifying in poetry...It's almost like I keeep it bland cause there isn't much to say.  Thanks for checking this out Leah! :D
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