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kicked in the teeth by reality as i woke from a dream
spent the rest of the night trying to find my way back to sleep
lying as still as the dead, alone in the dark
while thoughts of loss pulled at my heart
nothing could i do but to stew in my head
clinched my fists as my anxiety fed
seconds to minutes bled by the hour
overcome by grief and consumed by it's power
grinding my teeth and locking my jaw
trying to erase the thoughts of the things I have thought
nothing to do but to lie here awake
and fight back the burning of fire and flames

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BringMeBullets commented on ...

02-19-2010

I know how this feels. All too well. Thank you for sharing. This is a very great write. Saved it to my favorites. A ten from me.

Dano

02/19/2010

thanks... hurting is hard... sometimes sharing is hard too... its nice that peolple can appriciate it for what it is

knight4696 commented on ...

11-20-2009

Hey Dano - Very nice write .... I enjoy the intensity you inject into your poetry - Keeps me thinking and transfixed. Great piece! Ken I do agree with Mal about that one line ... It does kinda trip up the flow .. In my humble opinion .. maybe it should read : 'trying to erase these things I have thought" to help keep the flow? anyway ....Great Job!

Maleficent commented on ...

10-16-2009

Decided to look at this one again before I limp off... It has your dark eloquent touch, but I did kind of trip up on... trying to ease the thoughts of the things I have thought... My mind wouldn't let it go and i thought this might flow with it... trying to erase these scrambled thoughts... you can use it or lose it ;) K, now I think I can sleep! Nite! ~☮

Chela commented on ...

09-28-2009

I am speechless with all of your poems....you are just incredible!!!!

jam4muzic commented on ...

08-14-2009

Hm...I liiked it. I liked the off rhyming in the end of each line. I like the metaphors you used. Why don't you check out my poems? I'd like to know other's opinions...

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

Dano’s Poems (150)

Title Comments
Title Comments
from an angels view 19
searching the darkness 10
a letter from santa 14
thanksgiving (acrostic) 12
the depth of... 11
ive wished 7
absentee 12
this is... 13
a journey into the dark 7
the cold of november 14
your voice 12
the yin to the yang 14
twisted 9
autumn 14
i think it happened again 11
luna~tic 19
the darkness 13
a blinding eclipse 16
the universe... 18
the wind of sorrow 14
my sorrow weeps 16
where but the dark... 12
immortal kiss 47
in a darkened room 17
our mother 7
within these flames 12
nocturnal (acrostic) classic rock 7
behind wrought iron bars 25
what i write (part 2) 8
today 17
the world in grey 6
the reality of... 5
in the shadow of a mountain 6
nothing will ever be the same 10
of cemetary dreams (and nightmare scapes) 12
next to a bed... 18
but... 15
at a funeral 12
seventeen (acrostic) 11
the fortunate one(s) 7
what did i do... 24
ashes to dust 45
dancing in the moonlight 14
disempowering the pain 14
the butterfly 10
what i write 14
sorry (i killed the after glow) 11
the humidity rises (an erotic tale) 9
pieces of light 8
the sad pumpkin &... 9
my face 12
for a long time... 14
(an explination of) distractions 6
tell me... 6
the charelston cookie tin 9
silent self destruction 8
exposed 13
the means of the day (a true valentines poem) 2
a poem about nothing... 8
blood bleeds black 7
dissecting myself 3
i will be just fine 3
the stacking of bricks 3
the complexities of depression... 4
spirits & ghosts 3
**random chaos** 2
bloodlust 3
...somethings missing... 2
15 years... 3
beauty sleeps entombed (parts 1 & 2) 3
**untitled** 2
the overstuffed closet 3
the candy dish 2
anxiety speaks 2
**untitled** 2
myself and the light 6
the fog 2
fire and tears 3
cerebral meltdown 3
sometimes i wish... 1
drawing strength from a starr... 2
disappointmen
t...
1
**untitled** 1
the flower garden 3
nature... 1
reaching out 2
the dark and the light... 1
the insistent demon 2
sorry... 3
forgive me lover... (parts 1 & 2) 2
im so sorry... 3
**no title... just random thoughts** 1
to eternity... 2
winter wind whips... 1
tired 2
lucid dream 1
the rains came... 2
the mourning light 1
another jagged pill 1
i just cant... 1
entitlement?!
?!?
1
entitlement!!
!!
1
burning within 4
inside of me 1
projected pain 1
the night... the dakness & the truth? 1
panic 2
the mourning fog 1
when the fires burn 1
through the night 1
shadow casts 0
a mournful rain 1
i cant protect me 2
my comfort place 0
an echo shifts 1
the monster 2
welcome to my life 0
the past is alive... 1
... 1
standing on the edge 2
my smile... 1
anxiety 2
my reality 0
another view... 0
untitled... 0
jagged pill 2
in the dark 1
what to do 1
how can i... 1
life... 3
a crust of pain 1
keeping me weak... 2
my dark world 3
another night of wondering 2
in the attic 4
i hold most dear 2
the me inside of me 2
another day 1
dreamed in a dream 2
a year in the life (dealing with death) 1
i look... 1
where my secrets are kept 1
a mouthful of words 2
i will not fear (when my eyes are blind) 2
i am aware (i'm already dead) 7
standing in the silence of my own shadow... 3
a blinding dark 1
growing pain 3
the longest of nights 5
... 7