In Stillness, Fester

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In Stillness, Fester

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Tainted by the encroaching light,

shadows fallen, lost from sight,

cringing from their dark abode,

menace chilled and still bestowed.


In waiting dark and faceless foe,

corrupted minds and ruthless crow,

planning next that fated blow,

that hurt endows in troubled souls.


Mindless harm and power streams,

to strangle restless, forgotten dreams,

of those in wait for life to strike,

when all along it is them with might.


At mercy of their own failed song,

the lilting truth that they belong,

and given up on life's reprieve,

they hide in shadows and never leave.


The fear that drives a soul to ground,

is the very same that keeps one down,

cringing from the light of day,

holding fast to past decay.


Shadows are but empty shells,

a lost and fearful cast dispels,

the fear that darkness holds a core,

in fact a void, a light-less door.


A door to know that life forgives,

and without light it is we who cease to live.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Leslie, your comments are always appreciated. Take care.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Your writing has a definite style - a reflection of your soul,i like to think..darkly honest..deeply insightful. Holding up a mirror to society..i loved it!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You are kind, CloudExplorer. Hope you continue to enjoy my words.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Daniel. Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

That I cannot stop randasrendition. Glad you enjoyed it.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Appreciate it articlesocean. Thanks for dropping by.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Mind blowing delivery here in this sacredly dark poem, it definitely has healing powers constructed into it all and the climax point was totally explosive at deliverance of the overall message, awesome technique here, and marvelous flow as well.

Voted up and out, I am intrigued to read much more by you for sure, lovely job!


Daniel Peebles 4 years ago

Wow... really great stuff. Fear is a corrosive force -- so well described. A gem!


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randasrendition 4 years ago from Southeastern Minnesota

I myself write poetry, but always enjoy reading whats in somebody else's mind. love it. keep writing.


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articlesocean 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Great piece of poetry, Love the way It's written. Voted up!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment Alyssa, glad you enjoyed it.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Cheers Mr Happy, thanks for dropping by.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Angela, glad you enjoyed it.


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alyessamoore 4 years ago from Miami

Is this article really meant to fear people..lol..

I am strong heart ...:)

Nice Hub


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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"without light it is we who cease to live" - I like this line. I do think we cease to exist when we stop seeing Light.

A beautiful poem Mr. Tony. Cheers!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I have goosebumps... Great writter! Nice hub! Voted up and shared!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

You are too kind Rahul, but your comments are always appreciated.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Elenin. Subject matter is simply the vessel and key to creative writing. What follows, as the intention of the writer, is the art. Glad you liked it.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Flawless piece of poetry here!

Great work


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Elenin 4 years ago from So Cal

I was hoping this had to do with Uncle Fester – from the Adams Family, alas, no.

I like not this latest vein of gloom and despair you have tapped into. Voted Up, none the less.

You remind me of Stephen King, a writer I greatly respect but often do not care for his subject matter.

Yet I continue to read his works as I will yours because, as was once said of Howard Stern back when he was Howard Stern applies ‘I want to see what he does next’.

Throw open the door my brother!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks you for your kind words, Lakepoet, and it is sure we all learn from one another. I'm glad my words inspired you and wish you well.


Lakepoet 4 years ago

The impressive use of language you have used in this poem is something that I aspire to. Those battling with the demon of fear, as am I, will hear these words. The imagery used is also very clever. I think I will learn a lot by following your work. Voted up

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