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Dark Night Day

Innocent Dreamer fear can only be imagined.

You have spooked yourself into despondency.

Deserter, your comfort is always Here.

Your revenge, your tears, your laughter,

Lay in the shadows of Perception.

You are Safe, Never forsaken, never unLoved.

Why do you go on, and on, and on

With waggish lunacy?

Is it boredom?


Or is it because the Hunger Game is too Sensational?


Or despairing?

Has your Costume become too unbearable?

Too real?

We laughed with mirth and amusement while We
designed it.

Have you forgotten insanity cannot be understood,

Only forgiven.

Will you

Let go

Let go

Let go?

Only then will you remember Day while culled into the Play of Night.

About this poem

Written at a time when despair was my daily friend. I lost my faith in religion, my safety net. I had to find a new way of thinking, feeling, and living. Dedicated to Mike, a mentor.

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Written on October 15, 2010

Submitted by Oceanloveisland on November 14, 2022

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Amanda East

I grew up in Utah. I have four kiddos. I am now in a healthy happy relationship. I am spiritual, but not religious. I love thinking deeply about the purpose of life. more…

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  • ludy_b
    Being able to have a good look at yourself with humor, is a blessing. Being able to express this so well, is great. Well done.
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  • teril
    This is beautiful. It expresses hard feelings, but it brings comfort as well.
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