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A Story as Old as Time

Updated on March 21, 2020
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Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

Broken beauty.
Broken beauty. | Source

Chancing, prancing, and romancing,

All the while the devil’s laughing.

Keep me close while we’re dancing,

And give me more, so entrancing.


Here we stand, once again,

Martyrs of a hopeless war.

Will we mend, can it end?

I don’t know anymore.


Stand very still, have no will,

Await the next incursion.

Swallow the pill, get another kill,

And accept only my version.


Do you know, we can go,

Run away from here?

Walking slow, friends in tow,

Off the cliff of our fear?


Chancing, prancing, and romancing,

All the while the devil’s laughing.

Keep me close while we’re dancing,

And give me more, so entrancing.


Does it matter, could be sadder?

Stare futility in the face.

Continue to flatter, ignore the chatter

Always stumble with grace.


When to be, what to see?

Does any of it make sense?

Fill with glee, just for me,

And give up your pretense.


All the world, for a girl,

Bow to her like a fool.

I’m a churl, makes me whirl,

That I could be just a tool.


Chancing, prancing, and romancing,

All the while the devil’s laughing.

Keep me close while we’re dancing,

And give me more, so entrancing.

Losing myself.
Losing myself. | Source

A Turning Point

I finally figured out what this poem means to me, and it meant a turning point in my psyche. The brokenness that produced this poem turned around into healing. There will be points of breakdown in the future, but rather than being inevitable it is avoidable and even when it is not it is a sign that growth is occurring. We are all growing, progressing, and getting better even in those rough times.

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    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you for the kind words and suggestions, Allen, and coincidentally enough I spent some time in the Marines as well. I'll look into Vladimir Karas if I am able to find them.

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      Allen Edwards 

      5 weeks ago from Iowa

      Hello Kyler

      Your words have a great purpose. In every pair of eyes that scan those words and then proceed to let that mass situated between them construct a personalized story, you have served us well!

      My son, a 44 year old "former marine" with PTSD, could be the author of your words. The similarity of "depression speak" gives me great empathy for you.

      In a word..."Ketamine". It saved his life and could help you!

      Can I offer you another suggestion? Please follow Vladimir Karas on our HubPages. I believe Val has a certain connection with a force that may well provide you another opportunity to gain substance from these HP words.

      Good Luck Kyler!

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you, Paul, yes I often become blinded by my anger and sadness to the kindness that exists all around me. I'm working on distancing myself from the negatives of life, but every now and again it overwhelms me profoundly.

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      Paul K Francis 

      5 weeks ago from east coast,USA

      I like your poem and your articles that I have read. There is kindness in the world and, as you can see, there is much right here on hubpages. Be well and keep writing.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Truly, thank you to everyone here for the kind words, concerns, compliments, and taking the time to read my writings. I couldn't ask for a more wonderful community to be a part of.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you, Rochelle, I thought this was a bit melancholy and chaotic but it is good to know there was more clarity than I am observing for myself.

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      Rochelle Frank 

      5 weeks ago from California Gold Country

      I hope you will continue to share your thoughts in writing; you express them very well. I am sure many can identify.

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      Mel Carriere 

      5 weeks ago from San Diego California

      May I suggest that you find comfort through the purity and sincerity of nature. Get a pair of binoculars and go out and watch birds. Walk through a forest listening to their songs. Get away from the narcissism and insincerity that plague human civilization. I don't know you, but it is obvious you have a discriminating mind, and we need people like you to counterbalance the brainless dolts that rule the world. Best of luck to you.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 weeks ago

      There is a lot of pain within the lines of your poem which I hope by putting it down in words has helped in some way to ease your suffering. Heartfelt Kyler.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Showing you care by sharing your thoughts is enough for me, Bushra, and I thank you for it.

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      Aishatu Ali 

      5 weeks ago from Rabwah, Pakistan

      Wish I could say something comforting that wasn't a cliche.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you, MG, your compliment helps me to stay strong and endure.

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      MG Singh 

      5 weeks ago from Singapore

      Wonderful poem and lovely to read. Sorry about your mental state , but I am sure it will pass away.

    • Kyler J Falk profile imageAUTHOR

      Kyler J Falk 

      5 weeks ago from Corona, CA

      Thank you, John, your kind words mean a lot to me. I'm trying to hang in there and every word of praise and kindness makes the slog easier.

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      John Hansen 

      5 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Well, Kyler, if it is any consolation, I did enjoy the poem. It was well written. I am sorry to hear about your situation. Our minds can sometimes be our own worst enemies. Hang in there and keep writing, you do it well.

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