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Sleepwalking In The Shadowlands

Contributed by puppy_dog_eyes on Friday, 3rd November 2017 @ 05:15:27 AM in AEST
Topic: EmotionalPoetry

Because of you I see the world in bitter hues of black
Salvation is a door locked shut down a corridor of pain
You bleached the goodness in my soul, tainted it with the stain of acid hate

I am part of a disconsolate army, a disciple of fears
Shackled to disenchantment, wandering the mist
Champion to torment, I hold its brutal banner proud

Salute me pessismism. I have rallied to your cause
My brittle shell encased in the steel of mistrust
Yet the wire noose of despair strangles and chokes

I am lifes captive, sleepwalking in the Shadowlands
Feet chained to hopelessness, shuffling through the dust
No escape from the sword you hold me under

The prisoner, locked in a world without walls
Damned to self-loathing, in a veil of self doubt
I see nothing but the emptiness of a candle snuffed out

Copyright © puppy_dog_eyes ... [ 2017-11-03 05:15:27]
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Re: Sleepwalking In The Shadowlands (User Rating: 1 )
by JamesStockdale on Friday, 3rd November 2017 @ 08:48:58 AM AEST
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This was simply fantastic.
Awesome indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Re: Sleepwalking In The Shadowlands (User Rating: 1 )
by ming on Friday, 3rd November 2017 @ 10:53:04 AM AEST
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This is very powerful! I felt it.


Re: Sleepwalking In The Shadowlands (User Rating: 1 )
by northernlights on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 @ 12:44:04 AM AEST
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"Acid hate," unfortunately very topical right now, great expression of the devastating long lasting effect of negativity introducing self loathing and mistrust. I felt the chains! Interesting you put "self/'/,destroyed by others. I have met people who have every reason to be destroyed but the stronger the fire of negativity the better the diamond. Always a pleasure to find your writing.

Re: Sleepwalking In The Shadowlands (User Rating: 1 )
by unknown_utopia on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 @ 12:23:08 PM AEST
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Excellent poem
I also know people who have become unraveled by the deeds of dreadful humans and although I reside in the shadow-lands by choice I have mingled with the crippled pilgrims driven there by manipulation.....

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