Into the Darkness of Night

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Into the darkness of night she goes,
among the stars and endless wave of black.

Self-portrait of the writer.

Into the darkness of night she goes,
among the stars and endless wave of black.
She's looking for heaven only knows,
perhaps a way to bring those moments back.

Across the moonlit avenue,
her mind expands as does the night,
She is holding fast to things found true,
gentle wanderer, on her ceaseless flight.

Below the ground seems to enfold,
it reaches for her dress, which swirls around,
The night yearns to embrace her threadbare soul,
for the evening holds a lonely sound.

I watch from my window as she goes,
down the mystic path of should have been.
I watch how freely her long blonde hair flows,
and I wonder to myself could I be her again?

Something in the darkness brings,
A moment's reflection a sense of yesterday.
It fills the mind with strange imaginings,
And for that second one can simply slip away.

All too true for I know it's me,
walking there beneath the empty sky.
Lost in thought, pure energy,
a blade of starlight an unreleased sigh.


Submitted: October 06, 2009

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SLJONES

this was really good loved it .sj

Tue, October 6th, 2009 9:03am

Author
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Thanks again. I appreciate the read and the comments.
Susan

Tue, October 6th, 2009 7:19am

katzenjammer

i wonder if i'll ever read a poem on booksie where there isnt a comment which says 'this was really good loved it .sj', the guy is quick.. :)
hey this one is very sad, is that really the way you feel?
forget about yesterday, it's nonsense. yesterday is dead. besides, as i can see youve still got a long blonde hair.. so i think that there are even better moments ahead.. umm i know a young grandma who has like umm i dont know how to call it lets say 'young grandma syndrome'.. and shes not allow her grandson to call her grandma.. i'm sure youre not like that at all, but.. well i dont know
anyway, it was very good and emotional, well written. :)

Tue, October 6th, 2009 4:57pm

Author
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My grandchildren, I have 3, all call me granny and it melts my heart everytime. Thanks for the compliment, I guess I am aging well. Yes sometimes when the moon is just right it is me I see with a few regrets and a few dreams I left along the way. Still I have a great family and some new friends here on Booksie.
Thanks for reading and the comment. I appreciate it.
Susan

Tue, October 6th, 2009 3:53pm

Quay

I love this poem. It is bittersweet. I find myself feeling this way lately, as I age. It captures the emotion of walking through life beautifully.

Sat, October 10th, 2009 3:33pm

Author
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You know Quay this is still one of my favorite writes. It came like rain falling and it still touches my heart every time I read it.
Thank you for the comment. You know how I feel about the things you write.
Susan

Sat, October 10th, 2009 8:41am

Timeless Thoughts

A perfect description of yourself. Beauty at its best. My sweetheart. Gary

Sun, October 25th, 2009 7:39pm

Author
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Oh that is so sweet. Thank you. Susan :)

Sun, October 25th, 2009 1:24pm

NazireC

This was brilliant Susan. I don't know how you do this but there was so much to this poem. So carefully this was created and as always this time around your subtle rhyming fit the mood of your poem so well, and it was this little tight poem with so much packed into it.

Sat, December 12th, 2009 1:10pm

Author
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Thank you my friend. There is actually a story or book I have been knocking around with that goes with this. I will e-mail it to you. I believe it would be something you would enjoy. Susan :)

Sat, December 12th, 2009 7:57am

MyraSpears

A shadow in the night I can see this being you. Love it.

Thu, December 17th, 2009 9:25pm

Author
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You caught me Myra. Thank you so much. Susan :)

Thu, December 17th, 2009 6:18pm

danielmiller

So beautifully written. I can see you there watching yourself. Love this poem.

Mon, December 28th, 2009 1:44am

Author
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Thank you Daniel. I really appreciate it. Susan :)

Sun, December 27th, 2009 6:43pm

lily of the nile

Great job on the write. It reminds me of you. Lily

Tue, December 29th, 2009 6:05am

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Thank you Lily I appreciate it very much. Susan :)

Tue, December 29th, 2009 6:24am

MADNESS IN INK

Really brilliant write. Loved it my friend. M

Thu, January 14th, 2010 5:59pm

Author
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Hi my friend and thank you so very much. I really appreciate it M. Susan :)

Thu, January 14th, 2010 10:56pm

gloriasands

Lovely from start to finish. Excellent poem!

Sat, January 16th, 2010 3:36pm

Author
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Hi Gloria and thank you so much for reading and the lovely comment. Susan :)

Sat, January 16th, 2010 8:46am

chaddillingham

Wonderful self portrait you did here. Imagery was great. Excellent! Chad

Mon, February 1st, 2010 12:01am

Author
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Thank you Chad! Susan :)

Sun, January 31st, 2010 5:06pm

momsangel1982

Great job on this one. You rock! Angie :)

Tue, February 9th, 2010 12:44am

Author
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Thank you Angie. :)

Tue, February 9th, 2010 2:25pm

writing man

This just left me breathless. A wonderful piece of poetry. Well done!

Thu, March 4th, 2010 2:38am

Author
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Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Susan :)

Thu, March 4th, 2010 7:06am

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