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Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Darkest Hour

Rating: 4.6
It's not just the falsely accused
That suffer
It's the children, the parents
The sister, the brother.

It's not just the horror
Of a person's false claim,
It's the band-wagon jumpers
That blacken your name

It's not just suspicion
That causes your hell
It's the following and hounding
That compounds it as well.

It's not just observing
But making it known
To the local community
Accusations were thrown

I hit rock bottom,
A deep, dark despair
I reached out for someone,
But no-one was there.

Somehow, I got through it
Came out the other side
With all the emotions
Of the rockiest ride.

A time to feel anxious,
A time to cry
A time best forgotten,
Moved on from, passed by
Vanessa Hughes
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COMMENTS
Dr Antony Theodore 26 September 2015
A time to feel anxious, A time to cry A time best forgotten, Moved on from, passed by - the experience of a dark hour you have potrayed very well. it is a very costly personal experience. well written. tony
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Jason Mcgookin 05 August 2014
people kick you when you are down. no-one wants to stand out of the ground and offer support but instead they themselves cast the stone. this is well expressed thankyou i enjoyed and felt the emmotion.
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Adeline Foster 29 January 2014
This is good work. So descriptive of an experience that befalls everyone at some time. Enjoy your poetry. Adeline
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Lyn Paul 27 October 2012
As dark as this hour may have been it is truly an amazing poem. a special poem this it and deserves to be saved.
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Valerie Dohren 19 May 2012
Can identify with this one - people can be so cruel and thoughtless, often in an attempt to feed their own egos. Very well written.
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Captain Cur 19 May 2012
Not sure if it was written from personal experience, but you accurately relayed the impact, not only on the accused, but also on them closest to them. I have been accused of many crimes, and I only committed half of them. Yeah, pick on the pirate!
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Danny Draper 02 March 2012
This was obviously written from a close personal experience. I know the feeling of people trying to disparage you publicly and hoping for some dialogue from which they can ingratiate themselves with others by puting you down. I have done the Ghandi thing and entered into non-engagement denying them what they desire. Works also for children. I know this is not the same but the vibe of misery is. Especially when it is unavoidable. Good poem bad time.
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Sally Plumb Plumb 03 November 2011
I've read this piece again... still has the same impact.
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The 4am Poet Worm 07 August 2011
i know how it feels..and i couldnt of described as good as u did....10
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Gilbert Hansford 31 July 2011
Heh, I figured out I could comment without Facebook. Excellent work.
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