Black Poetry : Darkness Falls

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  1. Defiantson

    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Darkness Falls

    Darkness falls
    Dreams
    Haunting my sleep
    Nightly

    Imagine lifeless bodies
    Until the eye can’t see anymore
    Dead women holding
    Their dead children

    Massive graves
    Condemning my sleep
    Still smelling the sent
    Of the burning corpses

    I try to stay awake
    Exhaustion fatigue
    Have me falling
    Asleep

    Horrors of my life
    Subdue me
    Giving me countless
    Images

    Of dead corpses
    Lying in the Somali heat
    Where Blood gushes
    In to the sand

    These events
    Have me waking
    In cold sweat
    Thus it begins

    The tossing
    The turning
    Restless slumbers
    In the night

    They seem so real
    Emotions of regret
    Empower
    My being

    Bondage of life’s experiences
    Taunting my wellness
    From not resting like I should
    Daily

    Anger rules my life
    Like an Iron hand
    I try to overcome
    But it’s helpless

    Demons in my sleep
    Playing on my thoughts
    Sub-consciously they beat me
    But still have not won

    Realizing
    No matter what
    I will not be defeated
    I am a survivor

    Over coming wars
    A torn body
    Replaced knee cap
    Yet I walk

    Tumors and welts
    Forming in and on my body
    Being told that cancer is killing me
    Yet I still breathe

    I have won that battle
    Illness
    Sleepless nights
    Trying to beat my happiness

    Giving up is not an option
    I love the feel of air
    In my lungs
    Expanding contracting

    Like rhythms of congas
    In a salsa beat
    Making music
    Of life’s air

    Not giving a ****
    What people say
    Life is not theirs
    To explain

    Don’t come at me
    With countless bull****
    Life is hard enough
    When dreams come to molest you

    Still standing proud
    Knowing who I am
    What I am
    A dream catcher

    Catching bad dreams
    In its webs
    Allowing good ones
    To pass

    One of God’s chosen few
    Traveling
    Breathing life back
    Into condemned lungs meager existence

    Just think
    I go through this
    Each time
    I close my eyes​
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Please don't just read, leave a comment let me know how it makes you feel.

    Mannie
     
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    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This piece bore the scarlet letter of duality
    darkness falling...but with light boring holes through its surface
    I believe that we all have walked through some sort of "valley of death"
    where we have seen and/or experienced tragedy, pain, loss, and discouragement on some level
    yet...no matter the struggle
    there is no experience that can kill the human spirit
    unless...one allows it too
    while this piece was formed in the image of a restlessly, haunted mind and soul
    it still spoke of perseverence...

    thought provoking...
    ~Sage
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thank you Sage.
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for even reading this piece its actually a slam piece that I am using starting tomorrow in Ft. Worth.....
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    tyte joint fo real
     
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    Thanks again Rich
     
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    cursed heart Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I really really like this piece!
    Excellent write!
     
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    Defiantson Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    thanks for all the love...
     
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