The Dark Oblivion


My crop has failed

I have eaten my food reserves

My strength is failing

The streams have dried up

My throat is dry

No water from the sky

I am about to die

I asked the lord why OH why

Even the worms in my stomach have died

Even parasites resent me

I could only hold my head and cry

I scratch the dirt looking to consume parasites

The hunter has become the hunted

Desperation for survival has drove me insane

My cardiac rhythm needs to be maintained

The Ego and Self have united to prevent a crossroad conjunction

Not enough endurance to finish a prayer

The blessings of my birth has turned to a curse

My day has come to meet the reaper

Without even a light at the end of the tunnel

Just Oblivious Darkness

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Dark Oblivion is memorizing by just looking at the photo I feel I am on that dark side

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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi DDE. It is a bit dark. It is an aspect of life everyone reasons with. Nice to see you.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Unfortunately, this is the reality for many in some parts of the world. Hard- hitting and very powerful. You are as uncompromising in you poetry as always. Nice work.

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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks Tobusiness. I wasn't sure about publish this lamenting piece because I thought most people wouldn't be able to relate. I am glad you got it.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Feeling is intense in this piece. This experience of darkness may be more common than we think. We have to become guides to lead each other back to where we last saw the light.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub and voted up. I now look forward to many more by you.,


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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hola MsDora, A lot of people are going through this phase with little hope of getting out of it. Support from another person is a privilege that some people do not get.

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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Respect Eiddwen, Thanks for the energy, hope to do some more stuff.

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WriterJanis 3 years ago from California

Very powerful words. I can feel your despair.

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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Thanks WriterJanis. I know that it is a very morbid piece.

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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

I guess one should ask themselves why not? It rains on the just and on the unjust and has nothing to do with God's favor or not. So if these things are happening to so many people without identifiable reason, why not you or me as well? It rains on everyone sometimes, and at times it may seem as if it is only raining on ourselves.

Well expressed.

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rasta1 3 years ago from Jamaica Author

Hi Au fait, The Dark Oblivion is inevitable. It can come in the form of tornadoes, droughts or pestilence. That's just how it goes.

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IrieIte 3 years ago

When Babylon falls, this won't happen in our cities anymore.

You should post more often Idren.

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rasta1 2 years ago from Jamaica Author

Yes Irielte, Will try to post more stuff.

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