Light in the Dark- Poem

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Look into the collage of beautiful color; try to muster up some hope

Alas there is none to be found

Because as you stand there, just trying to cope

Watching the leafs as they shower down

You realize that this is just the beginning of the end

Soon the trees will be bare

Empty branches bowing in the wind

Death slowly creeping into the air

Winter is coming- you softly groan

The air already feels melancholy

Your back bows- the pressure of reality settling into your bones

Those nearby exude emotions that are joyful and jolly

Yet grief blankets your soul

Like snow will soon blanket the grass

Take a breath- maintain control

This pit you’re falling into is dark and vast

Darkness blankets the soul of the lost

Greif decays the spirit of the broken

Those who will pay any cost

To find happiness, be it but a token

Reality murders the innocence of youth

A silent massacre of the proverbial child within

Sheep in the heard they stand aloof

Shutting both eyes to the angst of their fellow man

Kindness is as rare as a gem

A ray of sunshine lighting the way

Even the lost may, on a whim

Notice the light-through their clouds of grey

Soon the lost become found

And the decay fades away

The effect is profound

All because they were shown the way

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

This is really beautiful, Lisa! I think this is my favorite of your writings...darkness but hope...always hope.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

Lisa, amazing.. and decay fades away.. yeah love that little line too


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you, Bill! I am glad that you enjoyed it!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thanks, Frank! That is one of my favorite lines in the poem as well ;).I am so glad that you enjoyed it!


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Rusti Mccollum 2 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

This is a great poem! I just loved it!!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Hi, Rusti:

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving such a kind comment! I am glad you enjoyed my poem!


DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Lisa, this poem is amazing. You have so many catch phrases. "Reality

murders the innocence of youth, a silent massacre of the ...child within."

An excellent phrase showing the truth of daily living in a world of disappointments.

You have portrayed the heartbreak of a harsh reality where kindness is

a rarity. But, you have given your characters a ray of light showing a

way out.

Despair gave way to hope. A beautiful ending to an awesome poem.

YOU GOT TALENT, GIRL!!

DJ.


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you DJ! It always amazes me when people seem to really like what I have written! Thank you so much for your kind words!


James Maley 2 years ago

Excellent wordsmithing Lisa!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is beautiful Lisa. The poem is dark but the light seeps through. I dislike the drab winters, but i tell myself spring will soon arrive. Cheery thoughts...


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Mhatter99 2 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this wonderful reflection.


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you James! That means a lot coming from you, after all you were the person who first introduced me to the art of poetry!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Hi, Ruby! I grew up in Florida. so it was warm for like ten months out of the year! Now I live in Tennessee and it is cold for nine moths out of the year! I know that I am lucky, though. Tennessee cold is a lot milder than more northern states! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I am glad that you enjoyed my poem!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Hi, Martin! Thank you for taking the time to stop by an read this! I am so glad you enjoyed it.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Lisa, a very beautiful poem, sad but also hopeful! yes, the Autumn leaves are falling into death and decay, but soon Winter's snow and ice will give way to Spring and rebirth and what is lost will be found. Excellent work


Ramona 2 years ago

Awesome My Friend Awesome...Love the writing


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you, Ramona!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Hi,Tobusiness: Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment. I am so glad that you enjoyed my poem!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Wonderful I loved this gem Kim.

Eddy.


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Eddy, Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. It means a lot that someone as truly talented as you enjoyed my poem!


DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Hey, Lisa,

I have been thinking about you.

Families get so busy around the holidays, but I wanted to let you

know that you have been on my mind.

Merry Christmas, my friend,

DJ.


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you DJ! I have been thinking about you, as well! I hope things are going well in your neck of the woods! Have a wonderful Christmas my friend, and I hope to talk to you again soon!


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

This is beautifully done Lisa!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Audrey, Thank you so much for your kind reply! I am glad you enjoyed it!

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