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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years Ago

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

4 Years Ago

You are very welcome.



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'There is a Place'
ReedWrite,
This is a writing about process. Life is an ongoing experience of dealing with many challenges good and bad. Fear can bring on the imagery which appears in this poem Very natural and if not faced and dealt with a person stays in a stagnant place.
Blessings,
Kathy

Posted 1 Year Ago


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 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

3 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years Ago

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

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years Ago

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

4 Years Ago

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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 4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years 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 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ReedWrite

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Pete.
Appreciate your comment, and that you took time to read and review.

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