in the attic

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in the attic

in the attic where i keep my things
stashed away under lock and key
a tiny box where my secrets keep
locked away inside of me


in this place where the darkness dwells
where anxiety and pain overwhelm
locked inside a fragile shell
my tiny box of raging hell


in this dark there is no light
the blinding dark and constant fight
i feel the dark within my eyes
as it corrupts and kills my mind


in this place the dark can think
it lurks and moves inside of me
at times i think i hear it speak
a voice that whsipers things to me


in the attic where i keep the dark
a safe distance from my heart
if in my box i can contain
than so the darkness shall remain


but in the dark the dark is strong
i can contain but for how long
as time goes by i grow more weak
and the darkness never sleeps


in this place where darkness dwells
within my box the darkness swells
and what i find with passing days
the darkness only builds more strength


but for now its locked away
and for now my heart is safe
as long as the dark cant touch
it cant infect my heart too much


but if the dark breaks its chains
and from my box it escapes
my wounded heart it will consume
and there is nothing that i can do


in the attic the conspiring dark
looks for ways to reach my heart
if there comes a day that it breaks free
it will surly be the end of me

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WordSlinger commented on in the attic

01-04-2010

As an electrician would do is install a light in the attic, so you can see, insullation works to, lol, good poem, great metaphor for secrets.. WS

WinterFrost commented on in the attic

10-06-2009

Well.... Keep it under lock and key :) Winter

chucky1982 commented on in the attic

10-02-2009

wow hun this is very good you are a great artist. im so glad i know u. such passion. bravo

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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