Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beacon of Light

She listens to the steady pitter pat
on what is another dark and dreary day

Even the dogs tire of nature's tears

too wet to go outside for walk and play

Jazz rings out in the background

hoping to soothe a dampened soul

Melancholy dripping like raindrops

pulling me down a endless hole

Wringing me dry of energy and joy

 hopelessness winning this fight

Until  a beacon of light breaks through the fog

and darkness gives way to Open Link Night


Written for dVerse Poets

Week 118








































38 comments:

  1. This is an a great poem to end my reading with tonight... thank you :-)

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  2. gotta love it when that light breaks through just in time...in our darkest hours....
    i rather like the pitter patter of rain....

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  3. Wonderful images and I am delighted to hear OLN is a ray of sunshine in your life too :).

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  4. Awesome! poem...very great images you've got here...beautifully well written poem.

    :)

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  5. Hee Hee~your welcome Bjorn. What would we poet's do without our purging.

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  6. Thanks Brian~was so glad when I realized it was Open Link Night. I am so sick of all this rain.

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  7. Thanks Anna~what a relief it was to remember OLN was tonight. Whew!

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  8. Thanks for the sweet comment Charlie~much appreciated!

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  9. Rain can indeed have a very melancholic effect on us. And your poem conveys this very effectively. I am glad your remembered it was Open Link Night.

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  10. Perfect for tonight ~ Happy OLN to you, smiles ~

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  11. Dark surely sucks a ton, but can be blasted away by the sun

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  12. There seems to be a melancholy theme tonight. Sometimes it hurts so good, especially with pubs, poetry and friends around.

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  13. Hi Gabriella~thanks for coming by. Had the blues until I realized I could put that energy into writing for OLN.

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  14. Thank you Heaven~smiles right back at you :-)

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  15. Hey Pat~Can't wait for the sun to come out again. The news says it shall be out again tomorrow. Woo Hoo!

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  16. Thank you ayala~much appreciated!

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  17. LOL~love that Colleen-Were a bunch of buddies huddled around a bar. Good drinks, good friends and some dark purging. Doesn't get any better than that :-)

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  18. Wonderful display of imagery and the hope for that beacon of light ~

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  19. Beautiful, Linda. Yes, Open Link Night DOES make a person's spirits rise…loved the delightfully unexpected ending.

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  20. :-) Poetry does provide some break to a dreary day. :-) I find myself looking forward to dVerse prompts and Open Link Nights. :-) So many talents, so many beautiful works. :-)

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  21. awww smiles... way cool.. it surely brightens my day as well to be in the company of so many fellow poets and diving head first into poetry...smiles.. bad weather can really do its fair share into getting me in a melancholic state as well..

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  22. Oh! A lovely play of words... :-)
    -HA

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  23. Love this. I can relate to feeling more cheerful after open link night.

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  24. Ah, we all need such beacons. Well expressed.

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  25. Glad you enjoyed OLN being my beacon of light. Thanks for coming by Linda.

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  26. Glad I gave you a smile with this one Kathryn :-)

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  27. Hi Mary-it was nice to remember I had OLN on that very dreary rainy day. I appreciate your visit.

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  28. mywordwall-I too am so thankful I found out about dVerse Poets. What a amazing community of great poets and great people. Thanks for coming by :-)

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  29. Great to see you Claudia~I was relieved remembering it was OLN on that dreary day. I thought I may as well give it tribute since it helped my mood.

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  30. Thanks howanxious-appreciate your visit very much :-)

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  31. Hi Myrna~yes, it's always an uplift come Open Link Night. Thanks for coming by :-)

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  32. Thanks James and it's nice to meet you :-)

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  33. Linda, thanks for commenting at my blog, so I could find you here! This almost had a "Cat in the Hat" feel, what with the rain pouring down. But then that jazz started up and my toe began to tap... the kicker was the Open Link Night mention. I'll bet Brian was over the moon with that one!

    Incidentally, I'm a member of Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, and we have an Open Link Monday, so please come over and post there, too, if you want, even if it's the same poem. Lovely writing! Amy

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  34. Hi Amy and thanks so much for coming by and leaving such a thoughtful comment on my poem. Glad you told me about Open Link Night at your Imaginary Garden that has real toads. LOL that was a mouthful.

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  35. Couldn't find your link up for this week so decided to read this one. Big smiles!

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