Dead of Night (Inverted Optimism)

by Faithless Watermelon   Mar 2, 2012

Outwardly it never matters, yet I can't help but wonder. I have a need to know so I can manipulate. I want to be the apple yet not perceived as fruit..

A bed of flowers grow in the dark, disjointed by a purloined beauty's subtle mark.
They're out of sight and they abstain, anointed by and rejoined with bittersweet disdain.
All kept in a boundless garden, shy and smitten, affronted by nature's wanton pardon.
What is light beyond colored revelation, and why do you only pray before you fall asleep?

Where our lies are all shared and the sky is written, I'll never go, but I'm not scared..

With a stubborn and ignorant stride you pulverize petals too proud to hide.
They all seem hungry and neglected, somehow hampered yet protected -
but they rebelled, snuffed out the sun, because they believe in dangerous fun.
A handful of death can keep them alive, they know how to hate and how to strive.

While you're trotting I may greet you, but don't forget, once you're rotting I will eat you..

Nothing left but silent stars, leery and livid, the dead of night hides our scars.
We questioned without words, teary and vivid, were we jealous of the birds?
We made our lives to be stolen, dry and bitten, but our pride remains swollen.
What is night beyond a lustful impulse, and has the morning ever made you feel alive?


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  • 6 years ago

    by Francis Njoroge

    Really awesome work

  • 10 years ago

    by marina14

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  • 10 years ago

    by DirgeVenustas

    This was amazing, keep the awesome work

  • 10 years ago

    by Jump from Life

    I really really enjoyed this piece. About the only thing I'd change is turn the stanzas into ones where the rhymes are at the end of each line instead of having two lines of the stanza in one... Other than that, its amazing! 5/5

  • 10 years ago

    by Domino0792

    I rarely come across a poem where I don't capture exactly what it is about before I have finished reading. But this particularly poem was hot to cold and oh so contradicting. Upon my second read, I truly understood how it made me feel and when a poem can allow such an emotion to befall you, well, I believe you have a winner here.

    Look forward to reading more from you.

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