Darkness Hides


Glimmering lights, unveiling

Thickness of shadows, dissolving

Dominance of darkness, awaiting

The dismissal of the sun

The time of night, surrenders

To the presence of the day

Creating fates, during waking

Carried out, in dreaming

Locked in place by nightmares

Roaming free in sleeping

Silhouettes of blackness, creeping

Stalking, closing in, discretely

But, still…

In fear, cowering

As warming rays

Begin seeping

Through life’s cracks

And blinded hearts start seeing

And numbed nerve endings

Finally… start feeling

Unconscious minds awaken

With the rising

Of the shining

© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

The borderline between dream and reality is an elusive veil that only exists within our mind, the question is which world is home...

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Uriel 5 years ago from Lebanon

Amazing, the whole sephiroth music and the words just got me creep-ed out and i simply loved it. THe music just twists along your words and honestly i simply loved it!!! Great work as usual

Glad to be again on ur page,


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september girl 5 years ago

Awesome, sure felt the heat from this one.

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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Great to see you Benny!!! I'm glad you aren't "hiding in the darkness." :) Hope all is well with you!


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

This one is helping to bring me out of my funk. I feel like something inside me is yearning to break free....thanks.

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

You cant block out the sun.

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

When the lucid unconsciousness rises into the shining...is,to me,the singularity event that will cause enlightenment for one person and an earth-shaking revelation to the masses.;;))

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Enigmatic Me 5 years ago from East Coast Canada

The evolution of dualism! We are dark and light, good and evil, symbiotic and always re-creating.

Nicely framed Ben. Well done.

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KMattox 5 years ago from USA

Provoking imagery! I really enjoyed it. It's one that makes you feel it! Write on my talented friend! Voted up and awesome!

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KissTheRain 5 years ago

Voted up! Wonderful poem.

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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

The boy poet has picked up his pen again, nice!

This makes me reflect on my two realities. That which lives in the night and that which lives in the day and how each feeds the other. I'm not sure who is closer to the real me the one who rises with the shining or the one that roams free with the dismissal of the sun.

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Saddle, my mind pisses me off lol. I wrote this at work on a little notepad, and I simply had no choice but to do it. Random inspiration seems to be endless. Thanks for the support, as always my friend!

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I tend to agree with my fellow scribe Wayne Brown, however I like your twisted mind, it lends itself well to the macabre. Like a Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King combined together, you bring to life the dark, deep and mysterious.

Where have you been my poetic young friend, out their chasing all those young damsels all about:0) Good for you, I did the same when I was your age. Nice to see you back Ben, keep writing, were reading and I do enjoy your twists.

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thank you Wayne...It's somewhat simple, but in my own twisted mind, it always follows endless rabbit holes. I appreciate the read, Sir.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

That one is way too deep for me, Ben...it is intriguing though and paints quite the mental imagery. WB

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