Poem -

~ I AM NIGHT ~

~ I AM NIGHT ~

It is in the subtle margins
Of my tortured soul
Where I sometimes find
That I Am Night...

I am a string of pearls
Swaying
On a hot dancer
Sweating
In the night sky
Spinning slowly
Into celestial recesses
And wrapping myself around
All things
I am night....

With a mutating appetite for light
I am night
Deep, in a black hole of emptiness
I am night
Like a drunken, broken, man
I am night
I brood in the light
And smile in the darkness
I am the veil
I am night...

I am the sickness unexpected
The will redirected
The floundering drowner
The lamppost gone dark
I am night
I am the only way home
Eyes closed and alone
I am night...

I am the raven come calling
The dead bird
In the hallway
The ambiguous regret
The forgotten sunset
I am night
I am the tears never cried
Pure love petrified
I am night...

I am a funeral procession
The pallid pallbearers
That comeΒ marching
At sunset
I am that coldness
Sliding in ,
On death,
The final breath
I,
Am,
Night....

Tony Taylor
* this piece keeps growing & morphing
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Tony Taylor

Groovy!!.. what a nice ting to say Lisa!!......I am more than happy that you liked it........ seriously....... Thank You!!........ smiles........T xo.Β  :)

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Syd

Hi Tony,
I really enjoyed this piece. Too many great lines to mention... "The floundering drowner" really speaks to me for some reason. Maybe because I subconsciously connect it to drinking too much.

A dark poem and very fitting of these dark draconian times we are in.

I am a funeral procession
The pallid pallbearers
That comeΒ marching
At sunset
I am that coldness
Sliding in ,on death
The final breath

Brilliantly written! Stay safe - Syd xoΒ 

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Tony Taylor

Hey SYD!!
Thanx man for taking time with this one..... and pointing to that particular pair of words.....I actually struggled with those very same words because the word "Drowner" is not actually an accepted word grammatically I mean....... but then after listening to it several times in the 'pairing' I couldn't help but impose 'Poetic License' (smiles) because it just works to my ear!!......I am SO happy your attention landed there.......I feel justified!! (more smiles)....... Your cyber-friend and admirer.....T xo. :)
Ps. Hope you have your hands firmly of on the reins of that ride that alcohol can take you on......I have struggled with it myself over the years..... and I daresay that on often occasions I could never haveΒ created some of the things that I did without my 'Red Wine'........ but in the long run...... it hasn't been worth it!...... too much loss because of it!!....... I'd say good luck brother... but it's not good luck that's required!!....... I'm here if you ever need a shoulder Syd!!........peace.......T xo. :)

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Syd

Hi Tony, I noticed the wordΒ DrownerΒ had a blue line underneath from the grammar police installed on my phone but it definitely deserves poetic licence for the imagery it creates.Β 

Thanks you so much for your offering of support, I too write much better after a few drinks. I wish I could say that I'm doing better but that's not true. I enjoy the odd sober day.Β 

PS. Have you heard the new Dylan song? It's amazing!

Love and rocketsΒ  - Syd xoΒ 

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Tony Taylor

No worries Brother!!..... I'm just a fellow poet along the way...... the odd sober day is a good thing....... keeps you clear on the odd 'overly-intoxicated day' (smiles)......Ahh!! the days of my youth!!.(more smiles)....... No I haven't heard it...... but Dylan is SO in my wheelhouse....... I'll check it out later on You Tube!!.......Thanx for the heads up SYD!!.......stay groovy!!........ Peace........T xo. : )

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Cherie Leigh

Hey T.....I like the revisions and additions you made to this one!Β  You are so darn creative in your phrasing and words to make the night seem dark and ominous....I like these two lines:

"I am the tears never cried
Pure love petrified"

Very cool imagery you created!Β  I am so happy to see you inspired and writing a lot both musically and poetically with your talents. Awesome work, T.Β  Love n hugs, C xoΒ 

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Tony Taylor

Thanks heaps C!!
I know you're familiar with this one...... and I kinda guessed that those would be the lines that jumped out at you......I Love that about you...... consistently romantic at heart!!...... you're the best....... I'm proud of you..... good luck with the book of poems......I know it's a big undertaking...... but in the end..... the truth only works one way...... and the fact is that you're a VERY good poet and creative soul in general!!....... Lots of hugs n kisses!!.......T xo.Β  : )

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Cherie Leigh

Thank you, Tony...That means a lot that you say you are proud of me and wish me luck with my romantic poetry to publish.Β  I will get my poems together one way or another to publish....lolΒ  It is overwhelmingly difficult to narrow them down to the ones I feel are my best and will be appreciated.Β  Β Thanks for believing in me. ;) xoΒ 

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Jill Tait

Aww beautiful Tony πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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Tony Taylor

Thank you JILL!!!...... Beautiful?.......hmmmmm!!.......Ok......I'll take it!!....... big smiles.........T xo.Β  :)

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Jill Tait

Your poetry is always beautifully thought and penned my friend xxx

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Tony Taylor

You're too groovy JILL...... thank you!!...... more smiles!!......T xo. : )

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Jill Tait

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al Bikaadi

Spectacular! "Pure love petrified" WOW!!! How supersonic are those three words! ❀❀❀

SHALOM

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Tony Taylor

Hey AL!!....... so glad you stopped by my page my friend...... you're right..... it seems that line is standing out to several writers here......I appreciate itΒ !!........ALWAYS a pleasure!!........ peace.........T xo.Β  : )

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