The Realm of Darkness

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As you read this poem think of Simon and Garfunkle's The Sound of Silence...

The Realm of Darkness




A seamless shroud of ardent black,
Null surrounds what visions lack.
Thoughts reveal what blind men see.
Truths concealed instinctively,
Scenes minds mimic claustrophobically,  
Help sustain,
The realm of darkness.

Disguised in clouds of purple haze,
Amidst the sounds, a street-lined maze.
People talking that eyes can't see,
Virtually walking hypnotically.
Tethered strings held taut, unseen,
Provide refrain,
From the realm of darkness.

A candlelight to free us all,
From the blight of disparity's call.
A veil of shadows entombs the sight,
Of those condemned to roam the night.
Each early morning's radiant skies,
Becomes its day's new sunrise.
And breaks the spell of darkness.

Well past dawn's break of day,
Streaks of light quell midnight's fray.
Stars impale dark's private room,
Blue skies curtail impending gloom.
Scenes played out in silent words,
Soliloquies of voices heard,
Crack the shell of darkness.

And when the final act's begun,
And night gives way to morning sun.
Those deformed search for signs,
Of life reborn and better times.
Questions written oppressed men seek,
Answers hidden from the weak,    
Eternal frailties etched in stone,
Internally brailled, sins atoned.
Preserved alone in a Realm of Darkness.



Copyright © October 2009
Kevin Mooney

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SuSpence commented on The Realm of Darkness

04-29-2010

Wow This was awesome! I am seeing a pattern here kmooney, once again the title drew me in on this one. We should put out our own book of poetry haha, First I see you wrote 'Fade to Black' which is a dark poem and I wrote 'Fade to White' which is a not so dark poem haha, And then this one caught my eye ('The Realm of Darkness') another dark poem, and I have a counterpart for that as well, 'The Realm of Delusion'. Some of our stuff could go perfect together, like yin and yang haha, I just need to write about 150 more poems lol, loved this write too. -Spence

knight4696 commented on The Realm of Darkness

11-09-2009

Kevin - I love it!!! SOS it does ring true!!! You know what I mean. Unbelievable, followed it to a tee. But, Man I like this dark version a lot!! Could very weel be a song. Maybe ROD (SOS -part 2!) :) Great F'n Job! Ken

StandingBear commented on The Realm of Darkness

10-31-2009

A great write, especially adding the Simon & Garfunkel background vibes. You truly outdo yourself on a regular basis. Definitely should be a weekly winner! Hang in there K, i sense your time is near even though i know you should've won already.

VeganSocialist commented on The Realm of Darkness

10-29-2009

I really love your poem's visualization in it. Masterfully well done!

Charlie23 commented on The Realm of Darkness

10-29-2009

Very enjoyable poem to read! You also have a way with the pictures you choose alongside your writing, always blends nicely!

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