Through the dark of night


She woke on tender angel wings
like dew drops after mist
a nameless, faceless lover
with a tender, haunting kiss

his breath her only warmth
many nights without a flame
and when his shadow was no more
he took with him his name

now she wanders lonely through
darkened forests of despair
searching for his heartbeat
Breathing poisoned air

though not a witch who cursed her
nor ancient evil spell
not the siren’s symphony
to create this hell

Stumbling through brambles
bloody feet and loss of sight
screaming at her lost reflection
in the infernal night

What is this curse upon me
she searched the sky above
it has a name, a purpose
this evil known as love

at once a rushing strength
overwhelming desire
what started as a simple spark
grew into raging fire

from this fire he sprang forth
her new muse was born
and love became a gentle thing
repairing what was torn

52 thoughts on “Through the dark of night”

  1. oh I really like this one…
    flows with emotion that has so much in between the lines…
    you shouldn’t be shy…you have a wonderful gift…
    Take Care…


      1. I know exactly how you feel. The thing is though, if you enjoy it, ignore them, lol. Thousands of people are better at me with drawing and whatnot but I love it so I’m just going to keep at it. (Also, you are much much better than you give yourself credit for with your poetry) πŸ™‚


  2. This isn’t on Community Storyboards because . . .? πŸ˜› You really are a fantastic poet. I loved how this poem told such a clear story and ran a gauntlet of emotions.


  3. Really excellent poem. I wasn’t sure where it was going at first, but then…love, the creator of good and evil reared it’s head. Thoroughly enjoyable. πŸ™‚


      1. He visits of his own free will. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the apple strudel, apple crisp, apple pie, and apple turnovers that I’ve been baking πŸ™‚


      1. You’re welcome, Ionia, and, yes, I posted my submission. I scheduled it for May 31. Is that how we do it? It was the next available date. Thanks again for the invite. I’m really excited about the whole venture πŸ™‚


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