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    Face the Night - Poem OT
    ddnos posted:
    As most poems, this one also is not necessarily what it seems. It starts off talking about insomnia and throughout the poem, I'm having an arguement with "stillness." But the underlying point (or should I say, "my point") of the poem is that real, heartfelt change cannot come from any outside force, but it has to come from within for it to be true and lasting. In the poem, I am arguing against stillness and rest, something that is really good for me. But it's used to represent that someone or anything can argue with me until they are blue in the face to do the "right" thing, but until "I" am ready to face the night, I will never see the light.

    So there you have it.

    Face the Night

    I'm not a stranger to the night
    seems like I see her in the light
    stillness swarms beneath my toes
    and tries to sneak me in a doze
    but I won't succumb to its plot
    no way I won't, I will not
    you can't make me close my eyes
    you can't trick me with a prize
    I know your ways, you can't fool me
    you try to lure me with your plea
    but you can't have me, no you can't
    no matter how hard you want to rant
    I am my own, I make my choice
    you can't take away my voice
    it doesn't matter much to me
    that you just want to make me free
    I am my own, the choice is mine
    I cannot taste your sweet red wine
    please let me stumble in the night
    for there is where I can see the light

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    ddnos responded:
    ooops, i forgot to delete the word "can" in the last line. lol
    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    slik_kitty replied to ddnos's response:
    yeah the can destroys the rhythmn. he he he. nice poem. and you are right. change does come from within. how are things going?
    ddnos replied to slik_kitty's response:
    Hi Kitty, yeah, that pesky word "can" sneaked in there somehow. lol

    How are things going for me? How many hours do you have? lol

    I really don't know how to answer that question in a nutshell, and I can't fit my words into a nutshell anyway. lol Suffice it to say it's been a day to day thing lately....well, it's like a box of chocolates, I never know which one I'm gonna get when I wake up. I don't even want chocolates; I want ice cream! So it's all wrong in the first place! I know kitty, Sonny is still stealing my marbles, leaving very few for me. Sneaky lil guy! Pretty soon he will be selling them on the streets , you reckon? lol Well, if he does that, there'll be a lot of brilliant people out there. lol (humble smile)

    How are things for you? Is work getting any better? I hope that YOU are doing well in spite of any issues at work!

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    margaroo replied to ddnos's response:

    Your words create a rich vision of the night and it's enticing ways. Very nice!


    Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
    ddnos replied to margaroo's response:
    thank you maggie!

    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown
    tryforever responded:
    Very good poem! I love to read poems like this
    ddnos replied to tryforever's response:
    Thank you, tryforever
    Forgiveness is letting go of the hope that the past could have been any different --Unknown

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