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The Hunted and The Hunter

Updated on September 20, 2012

A cry in the darkness

Escaping the soul,

Torn from grimaced lips

Rising up into the darkness

To dance upon the roaring wind.

Etched with the markings of lonliness

Bearing the weight of pain

Soaring up, up, up

Falling upon deaf ears

Like so much falling rain

Animalistic howling

Of a creature held captive

Reaching upward to find the moon

The open spaces of a shrouded sky.

Rebuking it's captor

It falls back to the earth to die.

Huddled beneath night's blanket

No longer anticipating warmth

Surrounded by the misunderstanding

Of those too blind to see beauty

To ignorant to capture the peace

The keeper like it's captor,

Will soon find a place to die

Kristen Burns-Darling (copyright 2011)

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      v_kahleranderson - Thank you so much, glad that you enjoyed it.

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      v_kahleranderson 6 years ago from San Jose, California

      Greetings! I'm glad that I stopped by; I love your poem. And by the way, I really enjoyed reading your profile.

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      mylife=adventure - Thank you, and I'll do my best.

      Painter Penfield, PR Morgan, b. Malin - Thank you, am glad that you enjoyed it!

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      That was both beautiful and powerful...and I loved the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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      PR Morgan 6 years ago from Sarasota Florida

      I love this poems power, beauty and sadness...a great mix!

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      Casey Coulter 6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great Flow...It truly kept me interested the entire read. Please keep up the good work.

      Stay Happy and True...Mylife

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      Painter Penfield 6 years ago from Tampa Bay area Florida

      fantastic piece!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      ILuvUKenton - Thank you very much!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      eBuddy - Thank you, and welcome to Hub Pages. I look forward to also reading more hubs by you!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thank you Poohgranma - I am hopping over to your hub today to catch up....My dad has been in the hospital since two days after Christmas, so I've fallen behind on what everyone else is writing....I know you'll have some extraordinary things for me to read!

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      Poohgranma 6 years ago from On the edge

      Wow - extremely powerful images and that tug at the reader's very soul. Very heartfelt, agonizing, beautiful!

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      Hugo Roger 6 years ago from Safely Gaurded

      Hey ,I liked your profile page, very interesting! GReat hub as well!

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 6 years ago from Orange County, California

      Thank You very much!

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      ILuvUKenton 6 years ago from The corner of Forever and Heartbreak

      Great job on this hub..