Eternity's Plight

Eternity's Plight

A Poem by Carolann Dowsett

I walk through
corridors of grey
As the light bleeds
from the sky
And the night
steals the day

I move alone
through shadows unseen
An ethereal creature
A heavenly being

I drift through the world
loved yet despised
Twisted and tormented
with no alibi

I hunger for something
I will never find
Because the truth is an alien
And the inhabitants are blind

I wander through worlds
of colour and light
Of mysteries unspoken
and eternity's plight

I am everything
and nothing
I am all that I am
I am free to be me
I belong to no man

© 2015 Carolann Dowsett


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This poem is absolutely brilliant! It's freeing, and it is something to get one thinking on levels that go just beyond the surface. That final stanza is wonderful, my favorite two lines from that is...

I am all that I am
I am free to be me

Unfortunately too many people do not even have an understanding of that, of themselves in that manner which is a sad thing to think about but inspiring to know those who are able to say that they are "Free to be themselves."


Overall, nicely written and look forward to seeing more of your finished pieces and pieces yet to come.

~Carthage Thorne


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

1 Year Ago

Thank you Carthage. I’m glad you like it



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Powerful and beautiful poetry
I am glad you let me into your journey to be free
I felt you strongly here

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

9 Months Ago

Thank you John I appreciate it
This poem is absolutely brilliant! It's freeing, and it is something to get one thinking on levels that go just beyond the surface. That final stanza is wonderful, my favorite two lines from that is...

I am all that I am
I am free to be me

Unfortunately too many people do not even have an understanding of that, of themselves in that manner which is a sad thing to think about but inspiring to know those who are able to say that they are "Free to be themselves."


Overall, nicely written and look forward to seeing more of your finished pieces and pieces yet to come.

~Carthage Thorne


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

1 Year Ago

Thank you Carthage. I’m glad you like it
..........Wow! A gem of a poem that culminates with a resounding bang! What a finish! And it flows well with fantastic imagery. I'm not sure if I understand "truth is an alien/and the inhabitants blind".....to me, comparing it to the rest of the poem, it doesn't quite make much sense, much less with each other, for aliens don't have inhabitants, but rather are such and they inhabit a planet. Perhaps that small section needs to be looked at. This is otherwise brilliant! Well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


emipoemi

2 Years Ago

Hidden meanings are good, but without some hints as to what you mean, the readers become more focuse.. read more
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Carolann Dowsett

2 Years Ago

Honestly it's not that hard to figure out. It's all good if you don't get it but your the only perso.. read more
Yes this is very deep. For me, it speaks of longing to know what awaits us in eternity. It starts out dark, trapped in our lowly human condition. Then it ponders that there could be something better. But maybe there isn't and this is all there is. It ends with we are what we are and the writer is ok because at least she is free now and beholden to no man. It's very back and forth and pensive in wondering. An excellent poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much. Glad it spoke to you
Revelation through past experience to a world of self realization... This is a very thought provoking write, with a discovery of one's true self through powerful words and imagery... I enjoyed structure of the poem as it is done with less words to create more impact on the reader's mind... Very well done...

Sincerely
Dhiman

Posted 4 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
"I walk through
corridors of grey
As the light bleeds
from the sky
And the night
steals the day"

This line drew me in. This is an awesome poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

4 Years Ago

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed
I love it. I am blown away by all of its powerful wording. There are just so many things for me to reread and love.
"I hunger for something
I will never find
Because the truth is an alien
And the inhabitants are blind "



Posted 5 Years Ago


Carolann Dowsett

5 Years Ago

Thanks heaps Morgan I'm glad you 'got' that
Morgan Storms

5 Years Ago

You're very welcome! I really do think that there is so much you have written but with minimal words.. read more
Beautiful piece. Maybe this describes the current journey that you're on in your own life, or that you have come to this realization through experience in the past. Whatever the case may be, I really enjoyed this.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

5 Years Ago

Thank you im glad you enjoyed :)
Great write from Carolann, with strength and pride she writes in a Plathian way about her inner life. Carolann impresses here with literary skill and personal courage...excellent.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much Leslie. What a lovely review. You made me smile
God gave us all the gift of Freewill when we were born, if we choose to give it to others or let others take it from us is our choice alone.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carolann Dowsett

5 Years Ago

Give it to God He knows best

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Carolann Dowsett

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