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I lie in silence in my grave
a painted smile on my face
So peaceful is the solitude
so quiet is the earths embrace
My cares are cast to distant stars
so far from this, my world of pain
At last the demons are struck dumb
no voices cry within my brain


Where sleep had once eluded me
eternal slumber now is mine
No more to sit with teary eyes
and bear the savage sands of time
The yoke of desperation gone
the broken shackles of despair
My spirit free to ride the winds
and drift away upon the air


No more held captive by this shell
I hear no savage human cries
I search no longer for the truths
which I had found were mostly lies
This mortal mask is tossed aside
I have no need to laugh or weep
Or pay the awful, hellish price
of promises I couldnt keep





L. Carling [comments] => 7 [counter] => 164 [topic] => 13 [informant] => Rakerman1999 [notes] => [ihome] => 0 [alanguage] => english [acomm] => 0 [haspoll] => 0 [pollID] => 0 [score] => 0 [ratings] => 0 [editpoem] => 1 [associated] => [topicname] => DarkPoetry )
Requiem for a Soul

Contributed by Rakerman1999 on Sunday, 24th March 2019 @ 12:21:06 PM in AEST
Topic: DarkPoetry






I lie in silence in my grave
a painted smile on my face
So peaceful is the solitude
so quiet is the earths embrace
My cares are cast to distant stars
so far from this, my world of pain
At last the demons are struck dumb
no voices cry within my brain


Where sleep had once eluded me
eternal slumber now is mine
No more to sit with teary eyes
and bear the savage sands of time
The yoke of desperation gone
the broken shackles of despair
My spirit free to ride the winds
and drift away upon the air


No more held captive by this shell
I hear no savage human cries
I search no longer for the truths
which I had found were mostly lies
This mortal mask is tossed aside
I have no need to laugh or weep
Or pay the awful, hellish price
of promises I couldnt keep





L. Carling




Copyright © Rakerman1999 ... [ 2019-03-24 12:21:06]
(Date/Time posted on site)





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Re: Requiem for a Soul (User Rating: 1 )
by softerware on Sunday, 24th March 2019 @ 05:44:33 PM AEST
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We are of the same theme this morning!
The last two lines seem like a confession of what motivated the sustained suffering. THE HELLISH PRICE OF PROMISES I COULDNT KEEP.
Aside from the flawless rhyme and rhythms of your carefully chosen words, the tale carries its own tune until we come to know your feelings.
I love poems that tell stories, but to do so in rhyme is a gift worthy of admiration. You have mine.
softerware


Re: Requiem for a Soul (User Rating: 1 )
by ingeniusidiot on Tuesday, 26th March 2019 @ 03:32:50 PM AEST
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Your brilliance shines through your words.
Makes me start to think about how once we are
all finally laid to rest how our minds and bodies will
find peace within the dark that as children we feared
so much.
Brilliant piece and I have to agree with Jaye about your last line.

Rich


Re: Requiem for a Soul (User Rating: 1 )
by NoSaint on Wednesday, 27th March 2019 @ 03:19:25 AM AEST
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Your words touch the heart with its story

Shari


Re: Requiem for a Soul (User Rating: 1 )
by unknown_utopia on Saturday, 30th March 2019 @ 03:41:12 AM AEST
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This is so good
on so many levels,
yes the yoke of desperation is gone...


Re: Requiem for a Soul (User Rating: 1 )
by Breezy on Sunday, 31st March 2019 @ 01:35:06 PM AEST
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Another emotionally prevalent write, dear poet. At first it feels like a freedom. A
beautiful, beautiful freedom. But then you remember that it is a requiem and a
slight sadness washes over. Must we really wait until the end to feel the bliss
that no responsibility or obligation brings?

siiigh ...


roses ~

~ Breezy



Re: Requiem for a Soul (User Rating: 1 )
by Jecks on Monday, 1st April 2019 @ 02:53:42 PM AEST
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This expresses such feelings of relief and release it makes death seem desirable. Yet as I read it, it scares me too. For I sense a loss of all that is good as well. And I wonder, do we really leave everything behind?
Great introspective piece.


Re: Requiem for a Soul (User Rating: 1 )
by Puppy_dog_eyes on Friday, 5th April 2019 @ 11:38:22 PM AEST
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First of all, WOW!!
What a stunning and epic write. Definitely one to read over again.
So many images to visualise with the words you have offered here.
I look forward to more

Steve




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