Anand Brown


Bitter But Better Poem by Anand Brown


The darkness creeps so soft and fast,
And terror fills our bones to last.
But light is there in all its glory,
I fight my flesh because He is worthy.

Test me now and bend me so,
Interrupt my peace till I declare you foe.
I'll walk this tasteless road with eyes transfixed
On to that Mount where our transgressions were fixed.

The phantoms jump from the dark,
And tempt me with gifts, but I will not lose my spark!
I have to burn within me, so I have heat there to give,
So a common failure such as I may live.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Topic of this poem: Life


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  • Gold Star - 24,818 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/13/2014 9:29:00 AM)

    I have to burn within me that is the point. A nice poem and recited in such spirit and enthusiasm. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,804 Points Brian Johnston (4/30/2014 2:59:00 AM)

    A very nice comment from Allen and I agree. Just finished all of your poems and this is my favorite so far. You show real promise and I look forward to reading new poems soon. Not sure that you are aware but Allen is one of the top poets on the site. : -) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Allen Steble (4/16/2014 5:45:00 AM)

    Excellent poem Anand you artistically express in your words something deep within all of us, the need to grow despite all of man's imperfect. Life is indeed a trial but never let any test take the fire out of your heart as you strive for the best in what ever you pursue. It istrue that our tribulations define us even when we don't like them we can choose to learn and grow from them, your outlook is bright and mature, may you continue to shine as a poet brighter every day. (Report) Reply

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