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A Poem by OCeallaigh

Author: OCeallaigh
Created: February 02, 2012 at 05:20 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Dark | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.25 Stars by 2 users with 2 comments and 167 views

Across a Dream Vale  

The times and places our hearts do keep
Never to be foolishly tossed away
Memories that allow us to laugh or weep
Happy recollections or dark dismay

A sunny day turned a grim gloomy grey
Sitting silently for hours in dark wild places
Clarity in reflection, the future begins to fray
Hearing many voices, but seeing no faces

Walk in shadows with the coming of night
At day’s end dusk’s gloomy blending
Naught but a child lost in this terrible plight
Loosing your way and forever descending

Into a dark vale, never dreamed of before
You finally feel the need to stop and rest
Beyond the pale, your limbs become sore
Rough going upon this foolhardy quest

Difficult to see through the gathering gloom
As sometimes all is not as it does seem
This may very well be your untimely doom
Choose not to wander very far in this dream

Descending further into this wooded vale
Another short rest on a moss covered log
A night’s dreaming upon this gloomy trail
All but shrouded by the settling fog

Not a song, call, or cry to be heard
The thickening fog made it hard to see
An old friend the sleeping catbird
Roosting well in a nearby holly tree

Surely awake he would give warning
Of the terrible danger lurking ahead
A grim feeling in that dreaming morning
Of uneasiness and certain fearful dread

Time for you to rise, get on the go
While one can still see the way
Across a dream vale you do not know
As the thickening fog moves in today

In this dream take not the time to wonder
Some dreams become bad, as they should
No time to scream as you’re torn a sunder
Shaking out of sleep will do you no good

© OCeallaigh - all rights reserved

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February 02, 2012
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Not to be simple and cliche by comparing you to the mainstream gothic king, but I do find a lot of resemblance to Edgar Allan Poe. Your rhythm is superb and allows the grandeur of your poem to move swiftly and effectively.

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February 02, 2012
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Good write
I enjoyed this poem. The imagery was extremely good.

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