Night Swallows Time (Some Days Are Apprehensive of Everything)

Night Swallows Time (Some Days Are Apprehensive of Everything)

A Poem by Sweet & Tender Hooligan
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We're all born unreligious and nonpolitical. From the moment we're born vultures stalk our free minds and we're taught to give into the world.

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Submerged minds everyone's to blame
As long as you do your best,
You'll belong to nothing but the dark sea.
Sleeping our lives away we're all so strange,
People are just people yet hate is sadly as old as mankind.
Night seems to swallow time.

Deep down in a lonely place, everything feels like a test.
Deceived by the tide what is past is past and yet smothers us all.
The tide sweeps up love and leaves it stranded on the edge of hate.

We're all merely darker than shadows,
Oceans of tears keep us safely apart.
Humanity outshone by animals, death lives inside of us all.
What kills someone, lives in someone else - it's in all of us.
When it's all too much I'm reminded we're all someone else's demon,
Unearthing each and every pain blocks the last pain out.

Constant pendulum of trust, values erode
It is without a doubt a greedy world. Pound for pound it's a shame 
But money teaches us to wolf the days down.

No-one is interested in why the seasons wage wars;
Shades of courageous winter invade fearless summer,
Spring cries, afraid of everything and autumn wishes to disappear.
Memories in puddles and pictures taken from dreams are histories sludge. 
Love is a ghost afraid of answers, awkward people ask awkward questions.
Shattered minds reliant on things not there toughen up in the will of the world.

Unkind oceans and sorrowful skies of borrowed time keep us apart
Dreams joined by the sky bring us back together,
Only to be drowned by good intentions.





© 2011 Sweet & Tender Hooligan



Andrew Nelson Stewart Andrew Nelson Stewart
In poetry and to find answers of who we are while walking the ephemeral road upon cracks of pain signs leading you.
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Beautiful, as usual. Your writing never ceases to amaze and leave me with a deep feeling that I cannot describe. I hope you realize how truly gifted you are. Wonderful work, and this line stood out the most for me:

"What kills someone, lives in someone else - it's in all of us."

Thought provoking and infinitely sad in a way. I always look forward to your work!

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.



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I actually really, really loved this one! It is honest, deep, & raw. There is absolutely nothing negative about this. I love it! Great job!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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Such a lonely striking piece. Reminds me of how violent and lonely the sea/ocean is.

Posted 5 Years Ago


"What kills someone, lives in someone else - it's in all of us."

Incredible writing.
Not only are you a great writer, but also so a philosopher.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I've read through a few of your poems and every single one amazes me. You know how to make words beautiful, and thought provoking in a unique way. You have great perspective. Keep writing!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Gosh, I'm so speechless with this one! This is really good! I love it. You've given us, readers, so much to think about and your messages are so clear. You have a way of looking into life in a unique way! I believe these lines are so powerful:

"We're all merely darker than shadows,
Oceans of tears keep us safely apart.
Humanity outshone by animals, death lives inside of us all.
What kills someone, lives in someone else - it's in all of us.
When it's all too much I'm reminded we're all someone else's demon,
Unearthing each and every pain blocks the last pain out"

Your writing is very inspiring and motivating! Thank you for sharing!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Filled with meaningful metaphors for society...and I do believe this culture is strange, if one steps away from its center and gives a good look at it, that is what I feel like I am doing as I read your poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow.. This is amazing..:) Beautiful...great write.,..
thanks for sharing.. ^_^

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I have no words for this love.....truly an outstanding piece of work and I am reeling from it! Superb! Talented beyond recognition...this is something special! xx

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful, as usual. Your writing never ceases to amaze and leave me with a deep feeling that I cannot describe. I hope you realize how truly gifted you are. Wonderful work, and this line stood out the most for me:

"What kills someone, lives in someone else - it's in all of us."

Thought provoking and infinitely sad in a way. I always look forward to your work!

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Sweet & Tender Hooligan
Sweet & Tender Hooligan

Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom



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I'm Russell from Wales. I've been writing for many years. Writing is important to me and its my only reason for being on this site. I like to take my time on my poems and I hope to keep learning an.. more..

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