There Is a Place

There Is a Place

A Poem by ReedWrite
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Dark poem

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There is a place in the barren mind,

Where imagination dares break free.

Taking flight to Oz and Neverland,

Fantasies only the blind dare see.

 

There is a place in the battered soul,

Where yearning and hope endure.

Desperate whispering, silent pleading,

Painted in shades of dark azure.

 

There is a place in the wounded spirit,

That buffers a wee small flame.

While each gasp and every ragged breath,

Cries out in angst-wrought shame.

 

There is a place in the wintry heart,

Where love and joy once thrived.

Sweet memories, cloaked in mockery,

From such is dark verse derived.


© 2016 ReedWrite



Author's Note

ReedWrite
I have no idea where the darkness comes from...I don't see myself as a dark or depressed person. Maybe I manage to puke it all out in my poetry...one can only hope, I guess. :)

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Darkness can be overwhelming yet beautiful. "There is a Place" was a prime example of such beauty. Subjectively, the mind is made up of countless "corners." Imagination and creation can be terrifying when we become mini Gods; this adds responsibility. I feel that our words are children when the escape us and into prose or poetry. I do not consider this to be a depressing poem. Observation came to mind as I read it; there is romanticism behind your word choice such as "dark verse." Even the most horrid subject matter can be a masterpiece.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Ria, for this beautiful and insightful review. Appreciate it very much.
Vria P Crow

10 Months Ago

You are very welcome.



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As the Beatles sang 'There's a place where I can go,
when I feel low, when I feel blue" The darkness is there in all of us I suppose. Good thing we have words to deal with it. Good write, RW

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Ted! Appreciate that you took time to read and comment.
This is a flawless write, ReedWrite. The message is ungarbled, the flow flows as it is has a self-assigned meter, and the culmination befits its confidently written content.

Kudos to you!
Keep writing.

Best,
M.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

10 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Mallika, for your wonderful review. I appreciate it very much.
So well imagined! I found this poem to be a pleasure to read!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Michael.
Glad you enjoyed it.
There is no light without dark and vice-versa, good and bad co-exists! Darkness brings opportunities for the fallen to gather the pieces and thrive to achieve light.

Well written.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Tanmay.
I appreciate it very much.
Darkness can be overwhelming yet beautiful. "There is a Place" was a prime example of such beauty. Subjectively, the mind is made up of countless "corners." Imagination and creation can be terrifying when we become mini Gods; this adds responsibility. I feel that our words are children when the escape us and into prose or poetry. I do not consider this to be a depressing poem. Observation came to mind as I read it; there is romanticism behind your word choice such as "dark verse." Even the most horrid subject matter can be a masterpiece.

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

10 Months Ago

Thank you, Ria, for this beautiful and insightful review. Appreciate it very much.
Vria P Crow

10 Months Ago

You are very welcome.
Darkness adds texture to otherwise beige lives. Without it who can say they have truly lived?
It is not to be lamented but celebrated and one form of celebrating it is committing it to paper - even electronic paper.
You may call this dark but like a light-house at any time it has 3/4 dark , 1/4 blindingly bright e.g. "...where yearning and hope endure..."
Good piece of dark writing with a hopeful vein.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Tony.
As always, your comments are very insightful...giving pause to think deeper .. read more
Tony Jordan

11 Months Ago

Welcome Pam.
I like this one. I am not a depressively toned poet myself, but at times one must cleanse the soul by ridding one's self of all the doubts and negatives that are festering in the mind. I feel that is what this poem is trying to do.

It is very well written with exceptional meter and nicely worded. These dark poems have a way of sounding depressive yet reading exceptionally well. And this one does that, too. Nice work.

Posted 11 Months Ago


These words certainly depict feelings and places I've known, so I'd rather not think they came from nowhere. Pain, so I believe, is intrinsic with creativity.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

11 Months Ago

I think you might be right, Samuel. Thank you for taking time to read and comment.
This paints such a dark, sad picture. Very ominous. Fantastic imagery. Too many great lines to mention. Great read for sure.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Pete.
Appreciate your comment, and that you took time to read and review.
I don't think dark writing is about depression at all. It is a showing of the dark side, without which there would be no light, no victory, no hope, no triumph. I think that no one can really appreciate the light unless they've been locked in the closet of life's troubles, staring at the tiny strip left that glows around the edges of the door. It is from the dark that the hope of seeing the light again springs forth.. ;) Nice poem... Good meter. Thanks for sharing.
..Misty

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

11 Months Ago

Thank you, Misty! What a beautifully thoughtful review...and so true. The Yin and Yang...there is no.. read more
M. L. F.

11 Months Ago

You are welcome. Fellow Military brats and moms who love to write need to stick together ;)
ReedWrite

11 Months Ago

LOL...true that!

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