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. . .It's That Time

Updated on November 27, 2015

Beginning

Shredded shadow crawlin' silently through a splintered floor
While movement stops, a starvin' soul at nothing sops.
The dreaded time, the loathful time and I can't feel the breeze.
Candy tombstone tries to hide . . .
Truths, lies, promises lay tied.

Few memories

My sparkl'd eyes pass by, a memory wept, a stolen bed I kept.
Useless words I speak no more. Both listen, saint and whore.
His axe dull from death and black wreath hangs distress.
Lonely beggar, lonely thief . . .
My demise not disease, but hidden wink's grief.

From end back to start

Little children hand-in-hand; cement smiles join grin-in-grin.
White collar'd elves tip toeing spittle from peddler's broom.
Women quiet; whisper of dark cloud doom.
Is this the truth . . .?
Shadow weeping, creeping for ounce of ruth

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      John Hansen 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Wow Kenneth, this is certainly some dark and gloomy poetry just before the Christmas season. Very well written though as always. Hope all is ok with you my friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 17 months ago from Central Florida

      Wow. I agree with John. This is pretty dark. Well written but dark indeed.

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      Word 17 months ago from Chicago

      Hey Ken, glad you got this one out off the inner gloom. What a thriller. Hope you had a bright holiday going forward to Christmas. Be blessed!

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Ken, this is sad and dark but worth the read.

      Hope you are well.

      Blessings and Hugs my friend

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      Missy Smith 16 months ago from Florida

      Hey Kenneth. I haven't been by your page in a while, I certainly want to apologize for that. I love dark poetry, it seems that's where my thoughts take me most of the time when I sit down to write. This poem is brilliant!!

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Jodah, my good friend,

      Thank you for your nice words. I did not even think of it being the Christmas season. I shall be more attentive in the future.

      Merry Christmas!

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, bravewarrior,

      Loved your comment. I do not live in darkness, but I know that (in this stage of life), it takes both light and dark for a complete dimension.

      Merry Christmas!

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hey, Word55,

      God bless you, brother, for your input. I appreciate it.

      I am not in a dark gloom, but this work is finished.

      Merry Christmas!

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Shyron,

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment. Love you.

      Merry Christmas.

      Many days of peace to you.

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hi, Missy,

      I sincerely thank you for your lovely comments. You and all of the hubbers on this hub cheered me up. And that, I needed.

      Merry Christmas.

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      Missy Smith 16 months ago from Florida

      Merry Christmas Kenneth!

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Thank you much, Missy.

      I hope you have THE BEST Christmas ever.

      Love you,

      Kenneth, Your Friend for Life

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      Janis Leslie Evans 16 months ago from Washington, DC

      You have a way with words, Kenneth. Whether you're doing comedy or deep poetry, you have a gift. My pleasure to read this hub.

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      Kenneth Avery 16 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      God bless you richly . . .janshares!

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I can say the same to you. I am so thankful to even know you. You are a living blessing, my dear friend.

      Pray for me and I wish you a warm, quiet night.

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