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Sickness of Darkness

Unknown the depth of dark
That lies behind the hill
Shadow cast as sun sets
Beyond the light’s arc
The valley remains still
Willfully one forgets
Observing from the top
Looking only ahead
Blind to what lay below
A pit for those who drop
With their sickness embed
Far from the bright plateau
Upon the other side
Turning back to the past
Now level are their souls
Light the only divide
Much clearer the contrast
Darkness and its controls
Unknown the depth of dark
Move away from the hill
Shadows grow as sun sets
Past the reach of light’s arc
Those in need remain still
Willfully one forgets
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Poetry.com 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Stella W More than 1 year ago
Robert Cortazzo More than 1 year ago
Shadows grow as sun sets - Intense
Maria Clavo More than 1 year ago
sounds like you're describing the days
aniruddha khedekar More than 1 year ago
Nice poem
Stacey Vaillancourt More than 1 year ago
Sri Nagastram More than 1 year ago
Unknown the depth of dark 
Move away from the hill 
Shadows grow as sun sets ... good image..
Faleasha Frayser 9 months ago
Puzzled i was left , but was still hungry  to read more
Gift Kithi 8 months ago
You quenche my thirst for imagery
Willie Short 9 months ago
Feels like Damp and Dreary day
Anjam Abbas More than 1 year ago
Joe Marvin More than 1 year ago
An interesting perspective. Hopefully your next poem will cheer us up.
Ketaki Inganhalli More than 1 year ago
good composition 
Yolanda Jones 9 months ago
Coy Day 10 months ago
Sandra Meadows 10 months ago
Selina Grant 10 months ago
Nice poem 
Sandy Salazar More than 1 year ago
I feel it
Jordan Bute 5 months ago
You do use the right cloak of mystery for this poem, but closing the door on this is not the right direction for you.  I would love to see you ponder these ideas again without bridging directly to the title.  I feel your presuit of transition of light is strong an could be expanded into other concepts that work for you.
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