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The Glaze Will Bake Away into the Winter Day

Updated on February 28, 2013

Being rendered to the dark

Catatonic state

Monotones of weekday routines

Leads us to the lark

Of society’s darkness

Crying for the time

Of peaceful helm

Can it be?

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Sedated

A place that is frequented

In search of truth

In hope of finding the hope

Of yesterday

Human kind has always tried to control

And tame the forces of nature,

To harness their power for our needs

What if the needs that we drive, are the greatest power of all!

Will we be able to conceive?

Now hollow and empty and thrive!

Sadly

A prisoner of this world

Of many disguises

That is to be simply sour!

The glaze will bake away

When natures kiln

Transcends the eerie sky

We find it difficult

On this blinded day

To smile!


When claustrophobia

Sits down to dine with us

Again and again!

and

Haunted houses, ghosts

that

Many maintain that such

Concepts has no place in our

21st century computer age

Many say that this

Cannot be true!


Silent Hills

As the Winter day


Approaches fast

Is anyone there?

They ask

As the walls fold into them!

No need to be afraid!

No need to be afraid,

Warm peaceful

Time, they say!

As they Wisk them away!



The ghosts of Canterbury

Tell a different tale

The tales of Saints

Hold a mighty fate

Is just a matter of faith!


What lies beyond?

For each of us the answer of days,

for us at the end of life's journey

Until then we must live with the ghosts

That dwells not in some musty basement

But in the recesses of one’s soul!


The urge to haunt and kill

The need to mate and multiply

These are our most primitive human drives

But they pale in comparison to the most powerful human kind need of all

The need for love!


One day as the Glaze will bake away!

On a winter day!


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By: Debbie Brooks

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Thank you Crazed.. nice to see you

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      A.E. Williams 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Awesome work, Debbie! Always a pleasure!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      James thank you so glad you visited and commented .. many blessings to you

      Debbie

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Beautiful and outpouring of thoughts and emotions.Your mind seems wholly taken up with reminiscences of past gaiety.I voted up.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie thanks sweetie.. nice to see you

      debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Mmmmm...opened this accidentally and am very glad i did..again!

      sharing on!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Debbie - I have no words to explain the depth of this fantastic write.

      So impressed with your endless ability to drive home the message through our consciousness.

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      Funom Theophilus Makama 4 years ago from Europe

      Simply awesome, just breath taking. Nice work Deborah Brooks and thanks for the share

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      Memorable words, that haunt us even when we start commenting. The dark night will bring that realm of uncertainty to wrap around our hearts. Boo!

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      Farhat 4 years ago from Delhi

      DebB, its a lovely insightful poem...Indeed, love is the basic need of life ..and is fulfilled by conquering the ghost within , when we become human!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Interesting and evocative poems that show depth of thought. Enjoyed reading it.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      teaches thank you so good to see you

      hugs and many blessings

      Debbie

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      What a true thought: the ghosts of our mind haunting us! Very profound verses and interesting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      MHatter thank you so much glad you liked the haunted house ride..lol

      gypsy thank you for sharing bless you

      girishpur thank you for voting up

      Jan ghosts of our lives..lol thanks for voting up

      Frog prince.. lol I feel like they are taking me away sometimes.. lol

      Ruby it is ghost month..lol

      Robin thank you so good to see you

      blessings to you all

      Debbie

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      Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

      The urge to haunt and kill

      The need to mate and multiply

      These are our most primitive human drives

      But they pale in comparison to the most powerful human kind need of all

      The need for love!

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The above mentioned verse resonated with me most. Although the two worlds, the ghostly and the living are quite

      intriguing too (life and death--polar opposites). We all require love, it is what keeps us buoyant in the sea of life.

      Always excellent, Deb.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Spooky, The Ghosts are around..Loved it Debbie

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Wow! They're coming to take you away, ha ha, they're coming to take you away, hee hee....

      The Frog

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      Janhorner 4 years ago

      Ghosts! Our very own, how wonderful. Loved it. Voted up,

      Jan

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Debbie, a wonderful hub, and of course great challenge for introspection, voted up.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. This was hauntingly beautiful Debbie. Passing it on.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Boy, don't read that opening stanza. It will draw you in. Thank you for the haunted house ride.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Faith i know I couldn't watch it either.. but I wanted something scary.. I guess it is too scary..lol

      Tammy yes I choose a too scary movie.. lol

      thanks both of you. I redid my hub on 200th hub hub love.. and I think you will like it,, go check it out.

      blessings to you both

      Debbie

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This is deep and chilling- and a great challenge for introspection. Silent Hill is one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. I got goosebumps!

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Still blazing that trail!!! Stunning, and I am so relieved finally by the lovely thought at the end, which is oh so true dear one. The ending reminded me of that Beatles song, "Love is all we need." That video is beyond the scariest thing ever!!! I couldn't watch it all the way through! Yikes!!! Voted Way Up God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Billy thank you for reminding me of that song.. so good to see you my friend

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm reminded of a song by Rascal Flatts...."Movin' On"....the demons and ghosts of our lives....always just beneath the surface. You captured it beautifully my friend, but I would expect nothing less from you.

      peace and love always,

      bill

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      KJ thank you so good to see you.. it is a sad world isnt it? take care my friend.. and blessings to you

      debbie

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Deborah Brooks..you write of a time that we have dreaded for years..and it appears to be right around the corner..how sad ..what a terrible world we have allowed this to become ..wasn't anyone thinking of the children ? They have done nothing to deserve this..my heart cries for them..very thought provoking words...well written as expected..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ehealer thank you for voting up.. and so good to see you and yes we do live with those ghosts don't we ? blessings

      Debbie

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      A prisoner of this world, how close to home is that! Beautiful poem and great hub Deborah. We all live with some kind of ghosts, some in our closets, and some in our living rooms. Voted up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lena nice to see you. and thank you.. God bless you always

      Debbie

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      Lena Kovadlo 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Nice poem Deborah. Thanks for sharing.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      SummerDalton.. thank you for voting up and nice to meet you..

      Carol so good to see you and thank you for voting up

      Frank my dear. it is somber isn't it? well I am snapping out of it.. working on a Michelle and dad adventure

      Leslie hi sweet friend thank you for sharing and yes wee all know about those ghosts don't we?

      Sue good afternoon sue.. yes like those skeletons in our closet.. bless you dear...

      xstatic thank you so much for visiting and commenting

      Pickles oh yes living with our ghosts can be haunting.. thank you for voting up

      debbie

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Living with our ghosts -whew, they can be haunting, can't they. Beautifully done Deborah!! Vote up

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Beautiful poem Deborah! Those lines Sue quotes are really wonderful!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Debbie

      "Until then we must live with the ghosts

      That dwells not in some musty basement

      But in the recesses of one’s soul!"

      Like the skeltons in our closets. Awesome writing my friend.

      Voted up and away

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Ahhh..the ghosts in our souls, eh, Deb? Don't we both know far too much about that!

      Your journey to 300 hubs has begun in the same fashion the last 200 ended - beautifully!

      voting, tweeting, sharing...

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Ahhh..the ghosts in our souls, eh, Deb? Don't we both know far too much about that!

      Your journey to 300 hubs has begun in the same fashion the last 200 ended - beautifully!

      voting, tweeting, sharing...

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      very somber with a macabre feel to it.. I like it and stirs me :) voted awesome Our Ms Brooks...

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I always say the same thing..but the words are true. beautiful and full of very deep feelings. Voted UP.

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      Sommer Dalton 4 years ago

      This is great! Well done, voted up-