Dark Night of the Wounded Soul



Slogging haplessly

Meandering ceaselessly

Over arid lands

Moving along

Hitherto, and beyond


Lips are parched

Anticipating a little drop

An ounce of wisdom

That has been veiled

Of the false seers


Scantily clad

In ominous craving

Of the substances of this world

Creating a Maya

Of grandeur and affluence


Oblivious to the call

Of the soul

Left in the dark

To grope

For a glimmer of light

Beckoning from a distance

Lost in the vastness

Of the desolate place


At times tripping,

sometimes staggering

blinded by the glare

overshadowed by the impression

thinking, all that glitters

are gold


Hoodwinked at assuming

those things gazed upon

are real

up to the end

so far removed

still lost

fumbling, yearning…

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Tom Rubenoff 4 years ago from United States

I like the metaphor of wisdom as water - so essential to survival. Thank you.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Raci I love your work and I am a big fan


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Tom...so nice of you to drop by and leave a wonderful message...

Hello Frank...it's always a pleasure to see you here and read your comment ...thank as always for the support...


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Great work in this piece--I feel like you are stretching your wings and I like it!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Audrey...thank you for visiting...have a great day...


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Raciniwa

"Oblivious to the call

Of the soul

Left in the dark

To grope

For a glimmer of light

Beckoning from a distance

Lost in the vastness

Of the desolate place"

Great imagery.

Voted up and away.

Take care :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

Hello Sueswan...thank you for the vote of confidence...have a great day!!!


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epigramman 4 years ago

..lovely writing from a lovely person and you truly do make the world a smaller place with your gift of friendshp and support and your poetic writing talent is a joy ..... lake erie time ontario canada 6:27pm and sending you these good thoughts


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ahorseback 4 years ago

Raciniwa , I would be your glimmer of light .....you're never lost here on hubs with us !......:-}


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you for sending me good thoughts and warm wishes in this called morning...hope you're well...have a great and pleasant evening...


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you for the support ahorseback...yes, i have found my light...and i'm moving towards it...take care always...God bless...


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Wonderful poetry and images of heat, thirst and illusion!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you xstatic for leaving a wonderful comment...have a great day!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

The phrasing is absolutely beautiful Raci; you are improving as a writer before our very eyes. Excellent my friend!


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

hello Bill...i am grateful for the nice impression you have given me...thank you...


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Nice work Raci... Thanks for reminding me about the word hoodwinked. It's so good but I always forget about it :-)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu Author

thank you Justin...so good to see your comment...have a great time...

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