The Hunted and The Hunter

A cry in the darkness

Escaping the soul,

Torn from grimaced lips

Rising up into the darkness

To dance upon the roaring wind.

Etched with the markings of lonliness

Bearing the weight of pain

Soaring up, up, up

Falling upon deaf ears

Like so much falling rain

Animalistic howling

Of a creature held captive

Reaching upward to find the moon

The open spaces of a shrouded sky.

Rebuking it's captor

It falls back to the earth to die.

Huddled beneath night's blanket

No longer anticipating warmth

Surrounded by the misunderstanding

Of those too blind to see beauty

To ignorant to capture the peace

The keeper like it's captor,

Will soon find a place to die

Kristen Burns-Darling (copyright 2011)

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ILuvUKenton 5 years ago from The corner of Forever and Heartbreak

Great job on this hub..


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

Thank You very much!


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eBuddy 5 years ago from Safely Gaurded

Hey ,I liked your profile page, very interesting! GReat hub as well!


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

Wow - extremely powerful images and that tug at the reader's very soul. Very heartfelt, agonizing, beautiful!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

Thank you Poohgranma - I am hopping over to your hub today to catch up....My dad has been in the hospital since two days after Christmas, so I've fallen behind on what everyone else is writing....I know you'll have some extraordinary things for me to read!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

eBuddy - Thank you, and welcome to Hub Pages. I look forward to also reading more hubs by you!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

ILuvUKenton - Thank you very much!


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Painter Penfield 5 years ago from Tampa Bay area Florida

fantastic piece!


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mylife=adventure 5 years ago from Wisconsin

Great Flow...It truly kept me interested the entire read. Please keep up the good work.

Stay Happy and True...Mylife


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PR Morgan 5 years ago from Sarasota Florida

I love this poems power, beauty and sadness...a great mix!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

That was both beautiful and powerful...and I loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

mylife=adventure - Thank you, and I'll do my best.

Painter Penfield, PR Morgan, b. Malin - Thank you, am glad that you enjoyed it!


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v_kahleranderson 5 years ago from San Jose, California

Greetings! I'm glad that I stopped by; I love your poem. And by the way, I really enjoyed reading your profile.


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

v_kahleranderson - Thank you so much, glad that you enjoyed it.

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