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Daniel Batson


Sestina For Darkness


There will always be Darkness,
With us, and around us
But it is us who must choose what Life
We want to live... Forever...
But we must be wise
And learn to live around suffering and pain.

After we face pain
and make it through, it seems Darkness
Sets back in, even for the wise,
even for the gleeful, even us.
These conditions are forever
defined under 'Life'.

Life-
Something we love, but pain
is a condition that comes with Life...Forever...
Darkness-
The counterpart to life, but still, Darkness is within us,
As it stays...Wisely...

But isn't it so with age comes Wisdom?
As we age, ours lives
Get shorter. this goes for all of us,
As we stand, even still, in pain
And Darkness...
Forever...

But how long is Forever?
This is a question not even the wise
Can answer, we have came close, but soon, it got Dark,
And came the end of Life,
But pain,
Pain still lives on, with all of us...

But does pain still live in us?
Soon Forever
Will end, and pain
Will end, and we become wiser,
And overcome Life,
And Darkness...

So triumphant be us,
Us who made it through, who were brave and wise!

It will be forever
We enjoy Life,

And disappear will pain,
And Darkness.

Submitted: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, February 22, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

My inspiration is every trial and tribulation us as human beings face. Note: 'Darkness' in this poem is figurative for these trials and burdens, whereas 'Life' represents both the good and bad sides of being alive, with this word should carry a more positive than negative feel.
I dedicate this poem to my best bro, Justus.

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