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Dark Figure - a Poem about Darkness

Updated on June 4, 2013

From the "A.M. Poems"

Again, after dark, into the wee hours, the thoughts come pouring, sometimes dark, yet all the while beckoning, pulling me in, exploring what could be waiting...in the darkness.

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"The A.M. Poems"

"The A. M. Poems" are a compilation of poems, thoughts, and scribblings that I have written and still occasionally write in the wee hours of the morning. Although at the time my body might be tired, my racing mind can't seem to shut down. Some of the scribbles and rantings might get thrown out, but some--often--will make more sense than they appear to at first glance. Try it for yourself. You may find that sleeplessness, a fuzzy brain, and seeking fingers, pen, or quill, just might lead you to create something that normally wouldn't come to you.

Dark Figure

He approaches

Cunningly clever

Blindingly attractive

Magnetic

Beckoning

Pulling me to him.


Some courage left

I resist

Yet he persists

Invitingly

Cunningly

With promises of forever.


I look backwards

And then ahead

To overwhelming questions

And he calls

Patiently

Providing the answer.


My life behind me

I look forward

To a bed of rest.

He takes me

Welcoming

Into the darkness.


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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      faith, hope, love--You're so sweet! Thank you!

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      faith_love_hope32 

      6 years ago

      I like this one too. :)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      racksjackson--Love your comments! Yes, it's National Poetry Month. Perhaps you could write some of your own?? :-)

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Aw, Audrey, I love dark and seductive. haha. Glad you do, too!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, rahul. I love poems that are open to different interpretations--death, a lover, addiction....Glad you mentioned that. You're very insightful.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Eclectic--It took me FOREVER to find that photo, so I'm glad it's perfect for the poem. LOVE, love, love your comments. They make me feel good! Thanks!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, traslochimilano. Nice compliment.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Vellur. I always look forward to seeing you and reading your comments!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ooh, Lucky Cats! I love your descriptive comments. Much appreciated!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Dark and seductive are the words that I would use to describe this work--great word choices!

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      "My life behind me

      I look forward

      To a bed of rest.

      He takes me

      Welcoming

      Into the darkness."

      Beautiful stanza, lovely poem... so many references here I can make... so many interpretations....

      Darkness a metaphor for addiction... addiction attracts, satisfies, keeps you at rest... addiction always welcomes you... takes you beyond life...

      Great poem vic!

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      Lisa 

      6 years ago from Tennessee

      Love. Love. Love this! Awesome writing and the photo is just perfect for this one! Voted awesome, beautiful and way up!

    • traslochimilano profile image

      traslochimilano 

      6 years ago from USA

      Awesome Hub..........

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      6 years ago from Dubai

      Amazing and awesome. Great poem. Voted up.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, justateacher! you've been posting some great poetry yourself this month!

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      Kathy 

      6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Amazing, seductive and illusive...we don't know for sure what happened....very very intriguing and wonderful imagery. I really like this ... and you've written in the first person, making the poem very personal. Excellent!!

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      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Really nice, Victoria- loved this!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Spooky and beguiling--great comment, molometer! Much appreciated!

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      With all the vampire stuff being so topical this fits right in. Dark Figure beckoning spooky and beguiling.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Ama Tainted. I appreciate your comment!

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      Amanda 

      6 years ago from Texas

      beautiful poem.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Aw, Epi and saddlerider in the same comments. How fortunate am I? I do love a twist, but I can't always achieve it. Thanks so much for your comments; they always make me feel that I did well. Always appreciated from you.

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      The beckon came to you and you were led so only you know where, nice surprise and twist as Epi suggested. Nicely done, he took you into the madness of night into his world of human eyes unseen.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Glad you love it, Nefarious, and I appreciate your vote. Glad you came by!

    • Nefarious_Misery profile image

      Nefarious_Misery 

      7 years ago from on the move

      I love it, simple yet discript and powerful.

      Voted up.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Your complimentary adjectives mean a lot, Movie Master. Thanks for reading!

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      Movie Master 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Victoria, your poem is certainly magnetic and beckoning! I love your wordplay, brilliant.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, Eiddwen! I appreciate your stopping by. I have also heard your name before and plan to check out your work, as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Eiddwen 

      7 years ago from Wales

      Great hub and thank you so much for sharing .

      I now look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Epi--I agree with what you said about not giving away everything. I like the wordplay and letting the readers come to their own conclusions, or maybe more than one conclusion. Seductive, dark, possibly horrific--that's what I wanted. Honored that you saw that. Thanks again. Graveyard shift? Must be interesting....

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ...I especially love the line - he takes me - Victoria - and this is a well worn trick of the epi-man which never lets him down - never give 'everything' away and let the reader think for themselves and fill in the gaps - particularly in the horror genre - where I think, the less revealed is the better , and for me the key line here - he takes me - is extremely seductive and could mean a number of dark horrific things.

      Splendid work my friend and now I am off into the night air for the graveyard shift - wish me a safe drive and I will see you in the morning.

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    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Venz.... Awesome! your response in poetry. Very nice. Thanks for reading!

    • Victoria Lynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Lynn 

      7 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Ah, Binaya, glad I made it into the light. You are so creative with your words. I am continually amazed and honored.

    • VENZKHVAM profile image

      VENZKHVAM 

      7 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      Victoria Lynn,

      your image in front me

      has gone one line above me

      as your poem has touched my heart

      as your lines are true to ur heart

      your depiction of feelings is very real

      your depiction of story is appealing in real.

      my wishes to you is also real

      and you can still write lots of poems in real.

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      Binaya.Ghimire 

      7 years ago

      From the eternal darkness, you enter into the kingdom of light. Wonderful poem.

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