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Darkness in Daylight

Updated on August 14, 2013
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Darkness in Daylight

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


On a night far too dim to call alive,

I cat-crept in shadows for my heart to revive,

for I'd seen an apparition too horrid to save,

and in terror I escaped, my motives not brave.


On this night with darkness alive with intent,

when claws and fangs in shadows torment,

my mind ill-equipped to contest malcontent s,

fell hard to my nightmares and lost fears now to vent.


I spun like a top all my dread gushing forth,

overwhelming my reason and pragmatic mag north,

being lost in direction and weak in retreat,

from the fears that can rule me when visions can reap.


For I know that belief has in bondage, my mind,

and all that I fear in truth I am blind,

but my heart has been forsaken by darkness too much,

and now I am cringing with each life that I touch.


So sordid the lives that have chosen contempt,

rather than love, a willing soul to commend,

the choosing of darkness and of pain to inflict,

when no knowledge of love or the will to restrict.


Oh when will I learn that my fears are from me,

relentless and disarming but in reality free,

to embellish my nightmares in daylight or not,

inviting my reason, my choice now in plot.



Fear is the one thing in life that changes reality and our experience of it. Without fear we can attain our true potential.

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you liked it Frank. Thanks for dropping by.

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was a dark, raw, full of dramatic poses created by words.. I love the darkness in this poem Tony voted awesome :)

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