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And Yet There Was Darkness...

And Yet There Was Darkness...

Sometimes, even the most amazing beauty can't erase the most incredible pain. 

Sifting through the broken dreams 
That lie among the hopeful schemes 
And gather only acrid dust 
Which burrows deep within the rust. 

Simple thoughts of honest love 
Glide gently with the morning dove 
Until the autumn breezes blow 
And warmth is veiled within the snow. 

I think I must have given up 
That brightly blazoned, blood-filled cup 
For when the drowse of peace sets sail 
The slumber heeds a bed of nail. 

I met an angel yesterday 
Who took the death of life away 
But I have yet to figure out, 
Discouraging the demon's shout. 

I pray you take me by the hand 
And lead me 'cross the virgin sand 
For if my heart could catch your dreams, 
Idyllic winds may hush my screams. 

 

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kay harris

Love this, I feel the emotions and pain in this, well done my friend...5 stars

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you so much, Kay! I wish we couldn't feel this, but I guess it's a part of learning eternal peace. 

I really appreciate your kindness. 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Matthew...This is so sad and full of disparage about life and the condition of reality....I understand this well myself....and why it is necessary to focus on love and the beauty as an escape from those possessive thoughts in life that hurt...I love the original phrases you use to create the darkness surrounding his life....Feel my compassion...I love the honesty of this.  You are a great writer.  I love writing that makes me feel...and this did that.  Love n Hugs, xo Cheerie  ;)

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you, my little fan! 
It's funny, my poetry doesn't appeal to many people, obviously, but I'm so glad it resonates with the most wonderful person on this site. I know I'm no Jack Frost, or Dr. Suess ; ), but it doesn't matter that it gets 500 reads, and 2 comments, because I'm just happy to see you here. 

Thank you!!!! 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

I don't believe that is true at all, Matthew.....Cosmofunnel has not been very active with poets commenting this summer.  You are a wonderful writer, and it has nothing to do with your work.  Now, I don't know if Jack Frost was a poet amidst his winter wonderland escapades, but maybe he was related to Robert Frost, and I know you more resemble his work.  Lol  Don't let it get you down.  Please keep sharing your poetry and know you are appreciated.  xo ;)

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you, Cheerie! You're too nice, but like I said, it doesn't matter as long as you like them. 
Oh, yes, Robert Frost!! I get those 2 mixed up! JACK is the one who visits NY for 10 months of the year. Sorry. I also like the poets
Bob Thomas Dylan, and Ralph Waldo Emerson Lake and Palmer, but will probably never be like them. 
You're the nicest person on here. 
Thanks! 

Matthew. 

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Fiona Cummings

Your poetry is brilliant. You are a gifted  Genius  X

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A Lonely Journey

Fiona, 
Thank you very much! You're really sweet. You made me smile. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Matthew. 

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Fiona Cummings

 And you I am melting here it’s boiling. Take care and please never stop writing 

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A Lonely Journey

Thanks Fiona. 
Stay cool. It's been blazing hot here in NY, too, but is starting to cool down a little. 
Thank you so much for the writing props. It means a lot. I'm not too confident in my writing, so it's nice to hear from sweet people like you. 

Take care, 

Matthew. 

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Fiona Cummings

You are amazing but every genius sadly never believes in themselves x

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A Lonely Journey

Oh my gosh, Fiona! You're going to make me feel good about myself if you don't cut that out! lol. 
I wouldn't say I'm a genius, but I did once figure out how to get the top off of a childproof bottle of aspirin, so I'm reasonably intelligent, in a moronic sort of way. 
You're too nice. 
Thank you, 
Matthew. 

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