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Where Shadows Reign

by Brian Francis

There in the distant hidden corners of your soul
Where resides the demons within; howling
Anger rages against strong forged restraints
And beckons release in repentant tones, insincere

That is the place of denial, the great turning away
The hidden place where we bind our contempt
Among the broken scarred remnants of faith
While the beast blasphemes against creation’s reign

The echoes of the past days of content and succor
Days of becoming before the souring festered
Offer only shame and self-loathing to tomorrow
Your discontent nailed to your soul’s windows


Posted on 01/21/2020
Copyright © 2020 Brian Francis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/24/20 at 11:48 PM

I feel like your non-rhyming approach to this poem adds a lot of gravity. Lots of great phrases in this one - that first stanza is so strong. Thanks for this.

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