Freshman - 508 Points (09/1965 / Australia)

Dance In The Dark - Poem by DEEP DARK SOUL POET

I dance all alone in the shadows
My feet barely touching the ground
Waltzing through the night
Lightly thinking, lightly stepping,
Hardly breathing at all.
My heart beat echoes through the darkness
Singing with the beat
My eyes glisten as I hear a voice
perhaps one that has come to save me from my loneliness.
It draws nearer by the second
yet with each passing breath it sounds farther away
Have you come to dance with me?
Or have you brought with you some light?
my home is in the darkness.
in the shadows of the night.
My tears have become my blanket
they keep me safe and warm.
the thunder, my companion
my friend the cold winter storm.
This is the world I live in.
do not judge me for what am
Once strong and proud and hopeful.
now weak and worthless and damned.
my mirror of truth is broken
once I saw a healthy face
now cracked and scarred and starved
ugly with disgrace.
so if, you, voice have come to save me
there is one thing that I must warn
the task you take is not easy:
save my life, no matter how tattered, broken, or worn.
and you shall be my saviour...
but I will not pray to a god that I don't believe in
for the sake of false hope.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 20, 2010

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