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Heart of Darkness


Posted on 2007.09.04 at 21:23
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Zimmer - Pirates of the Carribean III: At Worlds End
Darkness always descends
Another day complete
So much left undone
Emptiness replete

Tasks not attended
Things left unsaid
Ample time tomorrow?
Too soon calls the bed

Children grow quickly
Burden of work awaits
Family time is fleeting
Rush out the starting gate

Alone now in silence
Memories of what surround?
Old, cold and lonely
Without another's sound

Wishing things were different
Life's choices glare regret
But looking back knowing
The sole course was set

Darkness always descends
Desires incomplete
Nothing left to do
Emptiness replete


galinda822 at 2007-09-05 12:15 (UTC) (Link)
And I dare say I "write" poetry!

I'd give you a big hug if I were there.
ehowton at 2007-09-05 14:46 (UTC) (Link)
Each of us write what we feel. There's no shame in that.
galinda822 at 2007-09-05 15:48 (UTC) (Link)
True, true! However, some of us are much better at relaying our feelings.
ehowton at 2007-09-06 12:24 (UTC) (Link)
Perhaps its a practice thing?
galinda822 at 2007-09-06 13:16 (UTC) (Link)
You're better at it in poetry form.
I'm better at it in person.

Maybe we both need to practice?
wardlejew at 2007-09-05 14:33 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton's skill with words and poetry. someone else we know's skill with negative undertones.

forgive my lame addition...

a swipe across the mirror
reveals a picture clear
you're still here, tomorrow's near
and time is yet here for you

Sorry, I don't like negative endings. Even with the dark tone, excellent writing.
ehowton at 2007-09-05 14:48 (UTC) (Link)
Because I'm always in such a good mood, I find writing, "Happy" poetry needless. My poems are almost always dark by nature because I find it such a complex and unusual emotion.

Thanks for the addition.
wardlejew at 2007-09-05 15:08 (UTC) (Link)
Ah! Let the inner darkness out in words.
ehowton at 2007-09-06 12:22 (UTC) (Link)
Don't want to bottle too much up inside. Might explode one day.
photogoot at 2007-09-05 15:53 (UTC) (Link)
I pains me to say this, but you need a sunshine enema my friend.

As always your sculpting with words leaves me astounded...
ehowton at 2007-09-05 16:12 (UTC) (Link)
Glad you liked it. galinda822 suggested it was spawned from dealing with new stresses. As good a suggestion as any.
irulan_amy at 2007-09-05 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
I think she's at least partially right. Excellent way to express it. :)
ehowton at 2007-09-05 20:00 (UTC) (Link)
texas_tangent at 2007-11-08 16:27 (UTC) (Link)
It really is a great poem. Want to talk about it.

Im there if you need me.

ehowton at 2007-11-08 16:40 (UTC) (Link)
Hey thanks!
texas_tangent at 2007-11-08 17:16 (UTC) (Link)
NOOOOO Thank you. I really do like all of your poems. I dragged out my literature book from college and was reading that again for the heck of it.

I Love Poems.
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