The Darker Side of His Mind

When the Dark Side is Driving

Driven by the dark places that live inside his mind

Accumulating episodes of things best left behind

the memories are far too strong

to fight the darkness till it´s gone,

No . He is driven by the dark side now !


His hands are knarled from working hard,

all his loney life.,

But pain in body can´t compare to

the pain inside his mind.

It drives him to make plans

that no man e'er should make.

To become desructive when his nature was one filled with grace.


If only there was someone to soothe his tortured soul

to whisper words he needs to hear,

to give him hope...... a goal....

But this man stands alone., tortured and abandoned,

though he had a heart of gold the demons now are stronger,

and fight the gentleness that once was he,

they take over and engulf till only darkness can he see.


On a moonlit night, he walks and wonders is it MAD he´s going?

But the voices reassure him, it isn't madness that he´s showing.

Memories of hateful acts, abandonement and pain,

Intimidation was his wont, from those who sought great gain,


The madness isn´t so, at all, Rage, revenge, is gaining ground,

and welling up and swirling round, until into a plan it forms.

A plan that cannot fail.

Yes, he´s driven by the darkness now, that lives inside his mind.

It may destroy him long before he can take revenge.......

but...... there is no soft whisperer to guide him to the light,

to give him hope, ... a goal, steer him from the fight.

and whisper...´´This way...... This way..... Walk towards the light.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very dark poem. memories that contain the what most try to forget. . a good poem .


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you for your comment, cleaner3.

Pleased to meet you on hubpages


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Dim my lady, this was very dark and gruesome indeed. I hope it's not someone you know, I feel a kindred spirit to this man. I also feel his pain and loss. Beautifully written you painted with dark blacks and greys my friend, wonderfully painted in words. Hugs


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very pleased to meet you Mrs. (?) dim, I am curious as what your tag relates to and why you chose . Great poetry from across the ocean. hope to read more of your work.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

You are THE master as far as am concerned , so it gives me great pleasure to read your comment here,.

It is based on many people I´ve known during my 61 yrs on this planet earth.

Some I´ve been able to help. Sometimes it is not possible.

Thank you for such a beautiful comment. Hugs.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

You are a serious talent my friend. I am not a great fan of reading poetry but I saw your name and it was well-worth the visit. Excellent imagery!


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SilentReed 4 years ago from Philippines

We need some madness to fuel the rage against life's injustice..."to soothe his tortured soul". Madness after all is a matter of perception; A knife edge between light and darkness :) Nicely done.


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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn

excellent.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...love this dark side of you my delicious Dim and I left a nice card for you on your FB wall - love the narrative side of this poetic story - it conjured up cinematic images in my head courtesy of your great writing - lake erie time ontario canada 10:29pm and sending you warm wishes and good energy


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

very good. but there is no light, just inevitability.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Dear billybuc

I am honoured by your frequent visits to my page. For someone who doesn´t much like poetry, I am so glad you give me the benefit of the doubt and leave me so many lovely comments.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

SilentReed, You make a valid point and I appreciate your comment. Thank you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, Matthew Weese,

Pleased to meet you on hubpaes


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Matthew Weese 4 years ago from Auburn

-The dark side of a persons mind is created from the dark side of life- great poem, great format, great style, I'm looking forward to browsing through more of your stuff.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Dearest Colin, our Epi man,

Thank you not only for your encouraging comment, but my roses were the 1st thing I saw when I opened my computer at FB this morning.

You are such a gentleman. I thank you from the bottom of my heart,

with love,

Dim x


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Mahaater9,

Pleased to meet you on hubpages.

I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my hub.

Thank you.


jenubouka 4 years ago

Incredible Dim! So powerful, so awesome. The words flowed into a state of imagery to where I saw the man fight against self will and self hate. Awesome!


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Anju Arya 4 years ago from India

It is the story of that moment when anger and dip ration have crossed all the limits of patience and consciousness. It is the moment when we need any very own ones who take us in one' heart and say--'Be alert, my dear, it is not your way .It may destroy you'.

Really good subject you have picked in your poem and composed well. Congrats. Voted up.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi there jenubouka. What a wonderful comment you vé left me here

Thank you so much


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello AnjuA rya,

I appreciate your comment very much.

Thank you


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Dim. You have written a dark tale of revenge and madness; but you also offer directions to the light. This reached a new depth.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you (I think? New depths?)

Always appreciate your visits and comments.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

This is truly a dark and mysterious poem, but I very much like it. The tone, setting, images and words all come together so well to convey the dark interiors of this man's mind. Althought, I bet YOU could bring him towards the light. Well done!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

That is a very kind comment , for which I thank you.


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand

The darker side of the mind that resides in us all. You describe this so powerfully and how one can get easily get lost in the darkness and forget that light resides in the mind too.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Beautiful and understanding comment.

Thank you very much


D. Juris-stetser 4 years ago

Beautiful and sad...this tortured soul reminds me of someone who walks in sorrow, and I feel comes close to walking the Left path. Your imagery and atmosphere are marvelous but the way you describe his sadness, and considering revenge just tug at the heartstring. Awesome job!


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello D.Juris-stetser.......

What wonderful, high praise you give me here. I am so glad you liked it.

Appreciate you taking the time to comment. Thank you.


Janhorner 4 years ago

This is a very sad poem but in reality this is what drives some people on the road to self destruction. You write some lovely hubs with lots of meanings.

Jan


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you janhorner,

It is sad , but sometimes I feel the words just tumble out, when I think of sadness in the world. (All the lonely people, where do they all come from?. Lennon/McCartney. Eleanor Rigby. )


Janhorner 4 years ago

I remember that track so well. I was only around 13 or 14 years old and even then it made me feel heavy hearted because I was lucky to have a family.

Jan


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Janhorner,

Thanks so much for your comment.

We are lucky, those of us with families, aren´t we?


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DREAM ON 4 years ago

You capture the dark side very well.Even though I like the bright side better you make me think.For I have recieved your sweet hellos that light my desire.Now it is time to return the favor,We never forget,We just get lost in our own world sometimes.Until we step away and see the world at play.We do not know how beautiful life is not just in are circle but in every circle that we happen to encounter.Have a beautiful day.


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain Author

What a beautiful comment, Dream On. Thank you so much,. I love the way you always see the bright side.

Your hubs always cheer me....

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