. . .It's That Time

Beginning

Shredded shadow crawlin' silently through a splintered floor
While movement stops, a starvin' soul at nothing sops.
The dreaded time, the loathful time and I can't feel the breeze.
Candy tombstone tries to hide . . .
Truths, lies, promises lay tied.

Few memories

My sparkl'd eyes pass by, a memory wept, a stolen bed I kept.
Useless words I speak no more. Both listen, saint and whore.
His axe dull from death and black wreath hangs distress.
Lonely beggar, lonely thief . . .
My demise not disease, but hidden wink's grief.

From end back to start

Little children hand-in-hand; cement smiles join grin-in-grin.
White collar'd elves tip toeing spittle from peddler's broom.
Women quiet; whisper of dark cloud doom.
Is this the truth . . .?
Shadow weeping, creeping for ounce of ruth

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Jodah 12 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow Kenneth, this is certainly some dark and gloomy poetry just before the Christmas season. Very well written though as always. Hope all is ok with you my friend.


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bravewarrior 12 months ago from Central Florida

Wow. I agree with John. This is pretty dark. Well written but dark indeed.


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word55 12 months ago from Chicago

Hey Ken, glad you got this one out off the inner gloom. What a thriller. Hope you had a bright holiday going forward to Christmas. Be blessed!


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Shyron E Shenko 12 months ago

Ken, this is sad and dark but worth the read.

Hope you are well.

Blessings and Hugs my friend


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Missy Smith 12 months ago from Florida

Hey Kenneth. I haven't been by your page in a while, I certainly want to apologize for that. I love dark poetry, it seems that's where my thoughts take me most of the time when I sit down to write. This poem is brilliant!!


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Jodah, my good friend,

Thank you for your nice words. I did not even think of it being the Christmas season. I shall be more attentive in the future.

Merry Christmas!


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, bravewarrior,

Loved your comment. I do not live in darkness, but I know that (in this stage of life), it takes both light and dark for a complete dimension.

Merry Christmas!


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, Word55,

God bless you, brother, for your input. I appreciate it.

I am not in a dark gloom, but this work is finished.

Merry Christmas!


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Shyron,

Thanks so much for your sweet comment. Love you.

Merry Christmas.

Many days of peace to you.


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Missy,

I sincerely thank you for your lovely comments. You and all of the hubbers on this hub cheered me up. And that, I needed.

Merry Christmas.


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Missy Smith 12 months ago from Florida

Merry Christmas Kenneth!


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Thank you much, Missy.

I hope you have THE BEST Christmas ever.

Love you,

Kenneth, Your Friend for Life


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janshares 12 months ago from Washington, DC

You have a way with words, Kenneth. Whether you're doing comedy or deep poetry, you have a gift. My pleasure to read this hub.


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kenneth avery 12 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

God bless you richly . . .janshares!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I can say the same to you. I am so thankful to even know you. You are a living blessing, my dear friend.

Pray for me and I wish you a warm, quiet night.

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