An Enigma

October 24, 2011
By DarkAcey BRONZE, Overland Park, Kansas
DarkAcey BRONZE, Overland Park, Kansas
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It comes at dusk, then retreats with dawn
A neutral force, but a pawn
To be used, abused
And trod upon
Naught it done wrong

No contrite hearts
Exposing pain
Selfish they are, want to obtain
All possible gain
Alas! from the fain

Its forms leave it scarred –
The victuals for the starved,
The silence in the noise,
The refuge to the prey
– scarred as evil fey

Simply since virtue is used as sin
Discordant din stays hidden within
Until tuned by battle, then a war
The light shall fail
The dark prevail

The author's comments:
Nothing in this world (or any world for the matter) is black or white, all evil or righteous. I want this poem to reflect this belief of mine.
For example, even though, archetypically speaking, darkness is a symbol of evil and such, I see past its bad rep to the good it can do for anyone.
It’s the same for many people, misunderstood and underappreciated, but hopefully one day the sun-dwellers will come to value the dark as much as the light.

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on Mar. 30 2012 at 9:55 am
DarkAcey BRONZE, Overland Park, Kansas
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Just to let readers know, "with dawn", "obtain" and "within" are supposed to be on the previous line in their respective sections. The site pushed them down.

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