Of Light and Darkness

Light’s dismay …

darkness and light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What more in light’s dismay
can darkness encroach,
its intent of shadows bleak and dire,
finds not pleasure in light’s aspire,
it wills the shadows to prevail,
for spirits in covert state remain,
allergic to the truthful ways,
in light a smudge, a dark betrayal.

And truth in its stark realm,
does not attest to lies in shadow’s keep,
simply lives in light’s transparency,
unafraid of what minds may reap,
and so darkness cringes in crevice tombs,
til it sees iniquitous doubts in light,
and then alights in shadows,
to cast its lure for sins delight.

Leeches upon the night,
wait in malevolent repose,
seeking out the lost and prone,
to suck with darkness their remaining light,
and daylight thrives in joyful pose,
knowing what each shadow can hold,
but also the lies in their evil intent,
can be seen by hearts true, that know.

For all in fear drives darkness,
and all in love finds light,
and choices we make simply lead to both,
decisions of life design our plight;
So for the light intended,
shadows hold nothing at all,
cowering spirits in awe of light,
that they in darkness will never sight.

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “Of Light and Darkness

  • April 17, 2016 at 11:42 AM
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    Oh my, what a magnificent piece of work here Tony, you have taken both sources of light and darkness and brought them to the forefront of a poet’s often existence among them. You captured it perfectly, your words so in tune with both the light and darkness within. For it is in these two mediums, we as poets spend much of our time. How often have we all been so bent in moods controlling our souls, taking us to deep despair, so much so, that we come to the desk with tears flowing forth. I know that the candlelight in my den often reflects the shadows holding back the light that wants to enter, yet it is shunned from doing so. Darkness must first play havoc on our soul in order to release our vocabulary of choice words, exhausted, we become spent, dried up and wanting for sleep. Many an eve, my pen has taken on a life of its own, my mind emptied, my heart broken the bottle empty. I know then and there, the spirits have had their way with me and leave me in the dark.

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  • April 17, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    Knew you would relate my friend, tis the path of creative expression and in particular poetry; the exploration and immersion in both darkness and light. Is well we understand both to serve truth on a blank page. Thanks Vincent for you kind words.

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  • September 29, 2016 at 4:07 PM
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    Your last stanza says it all Tony. So very true! One of your best I think, really loved it.

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  • June 22, 2017 at 9:51 AM
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    So glad I clicked on this, thinking it was recent…excellent piece, exploring light and dark. Vincent’s response so appropriate (miss him…) I love this as it covers so much of your work as a whole, the beauty and freedom held by the light of truth, and the despair that cowers in the shadows. The balance really, how could we fully appreciate the beauty of light without having some knowledge of it’s opposition. Very well done.

    Best,
    Mel

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  • June 22, 2017 at 8:47 PM
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    Too kind Mel, glad you appreciated this one. An oldy but a goody. Cheers and take care my friend.

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