Black Poetry : the northern winds...

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  1. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    "what a beautiful night" i thought
    as my journey began

    the full moon's glimmer lighting my path
    throwing shadows of mystery behind every tree

    i was safe
    i knew that...I KNEW THAT

    the northern winds swooped down

    there was a singing in the pines
    as the northern winds moved between leaves and vines
    creating nightmarish sounds
    hissing at the tattered fringes of...

    the howling began

    the taste of the northern rockies upon its wings
    its primitive song brushed my skin

    the howling continued
    through the leaves of old, oak trees
    over the face of the midnight sea
    it steadily pushed me

    there were moments of fright
    ...moments when darkened shadows recreated a memory
    an echo...when darkness was the enemy

    howling...between the leaves and trees
    serenading the rivers and streams
    as nature heaved its darkest thoughts at me

    the cold was forgotten
    forced away by images of things thought of
    but never seen

    there are no street lamps in the woods
    ...no emergency phones to call from
    no liquor stores selling liquid courage
    no police parked on the corners eating donuts
    HELL...
    there aren't any corners

    oh, i sound like a *****...do i?

    well, when was the last time you walked the woods ALONE
    on some dark, windy night
    and suffered no fright

    don't lie
    don't lie

    there are things in the woods
    that only roam amongst the darkness
    knives
    guns
    would not have stopped it

    the sky was overcast
    and the darkness loomed thick
    those wicked sounds were getting closer
    i had to move quick

    i hurriedly walked up outta there
    to the safety of home and family
    never would i be so stupid again
    to take midnight strolls where i could not see

    whEW!!!
     
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    oh yeah baller...the chirps in the night just over your shoulder, growls of leaves resemble loose banshees, and you can't see your hand in front of your face...

    i know the stroll...

    One,
    Derrick Jay
     
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    Just remember that the sun always brings with light and a new day. Hold onto that knowledge and face what u fear.
    *Emma*
     
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    I feel ya Poet!!

    Nice!! I know that feeling and it is not any fun! I dig what u sayin!!
     
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    man BALLER feelin dis ........hella yeah!!!
     
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    <<runnin' thru the door!!

    did i get here in time to light the way for you?!! :D

    i enjoyed the read, my dear!! this is one of those
    pieces that has you guessin' what the end is
    gonna be... know what i mean?? thank you for
    sharing! (as usual! :) )

    :heart:
    elayne.
     
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    Shoo-oot! I got scared just reading about it!

    The imagery in this is palpable!

    See, this very poem is why I leave nature with nature! lol


    This read like a great story to tell around a campfire!
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    someone's been peddling around the basement...

    ...digging up stuff.:) sometimes we write to have fun. this was one of those fun things to do when i had nothing better to do...so long ago. WOW! i never responded to anyone's response. PLEASE...excuse my tardiness in THANKING everyone. and THANK YOU, cherryb, for reminding me to laugh.

    the river floweth
     
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    yes indeed and found a true classic here ............
     
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