Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Flash 55

The Face of Darkness

I saw the darkness
and it saw me
It grasped me 
in blind, black fingers
holding me helpless
in unyielding grip

The darkness laughed
daring me to resist its will
smiling at my feeble efforts
to break free to light

It showed me its face
human in every conceivable way

My muse has been on hiatus or, actually, it's been held in restraints by time, or the lack thereof.  Feels good to get back to things.  This is being shared with the good folks over at One Stop Poetry for Friday Poetically, and with The G-Man at Mr. KnowItAll for Friday Flash 55.  Be sure you check both of them out.  Thanks for reading.


dustus said...

Dark projection of humanity. Very well done in 55

Natasha said...

Happy to meet you, happy to follow and so happy to leave a comment for this wonderfully dark, write...I'd say your muse is back with a vengence!

Alice Audrey said...

That's the scariest darkness around.

- Alice

kez said...

scary stuff well written thank you

Sean Vessey said...

Very powerful write... It brings up within me my own struggles and victories with the darkness. g

Matt Coughlan said...

pilgrim asks prophet
"where is heaven? where is hell?"
seer raises mirror


I'm eagerly expecting "The Face of Light." Good work! :D

PBJdreamer said...

This brought to mind for me?

The embodiment of depression.

Very moving


that is all

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Interesting 55. I've added you to my Follow list.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I was gripped by the rhythm and imagery of this piece from the first two lines. Very enjoyable to read.

Brian Miller said...

nice. the darkness is all too real...sometimes it even likes to call itself me...smiles...but only when i look inward...very nice piece...

Templeton's fury said...

so true

Belinda said...

The very real darkness of humanity encapsulated in 55 words. So true.

Steve Isaak said...

Good, interesting work.

G-Man said...

Eileen...Your muse is doing just fine!
We've all been in the grip of the Darkness, some can never break free!
Loved your 55
You've been doing these for years haven't you?
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Henry Clemmons said...

I'll leave a light on for you.
Great tuff, darker than dark, and with a face. Great lines and word choices. Luv the voice.

Henry Clemmons

Mama Zen said...

This is outstanding!

moondustwriter said...

The human face of darkness - some don't want to face that reality

Nice 55

Nomar Knight said...

I recently had a poem published on SNM Horror magazine and its from the same mold as this fine poem. Here's the link if you're interested in seeing how like minds find ways to connect. The poem is titled Lurking in the Shadows.

Thanks for sharing.