But--The Spirit Cannot Be Silenced So Easily

But--The Spirit Cannot Be Silenced So Easily

A Poem by Wesley L Dingler



     I

There once was a time

When I sought to try

And bury my soul

Deep within the soil,

Beneath a darkened sky.


     II

I thought that might rid me

Of the roots to my misery,

And leave my heart

A blank canvas to start

Over with--honestly.


     III

But, the spirit cannot be

Silenced so easily,

I found,

As my soul dug its way

Up from the ground,

And came now

To repay me--


FIRST LAMENT

I felt the presence outside,

Thinking now that I

Could hide for a while;

But not even for a night--


Woe in the wake of a soul

Who knows vengeful delight.



     IV

For a moment there,

I could honestly swear

My heart had altogether stopped;

And the blood in my veins

Went cold in its spot,

As I stood solid there.


     V

There was a voice in my mind,

Whispering “Just close your eyes,

Or steady your hands,

Cover them and

Everything will be fine come morning light.”


     VI

But, the spirit cannot be

Blocked so easily,

I found,

As my soul clawed its way

Up from the ground,

And came now

To repay me--


SECOND LAMENT

I felt the presence outside,

Thinking now that I

Could hide for a while;

But never completely out of sight--


Woe in the wake of a soul

Who knows vengeful delight.



© 2016 Wesley L Dingler



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Hi Wesley,

Nice story/poem. Nice solid and ephemeral images.
I particularly liked the last lines;
"Woe in the wake of a soul
Who knows vengeful delight." Keep up the good work. Earl


Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Tags: Prose-Poetry, Dark Musing, Rhythmic Word Art, Lyrical Poetry, Lyrics, Dark Poetry, Supernatural, Horror, Dead-Pan


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