November Yeats Challenge : Day 2

Day two of the second day of the alternative NanoWritMo.

Today’s Quote

“… the dark folk who live in souls

Of passionate men, like bats in the dead trees;” —W.B. Yeats
Rules and Pingback are at Jane Dougherty Writes.

The darkness will out

It is there  gnawing at your soul

Taking all your thoughts, 

Consuming you,burning you whole

Pushing you on, counting pluses and noughts.
The darkness lies within 

Yet it bursts forth  when let your guard down.

Making you ruthless making you sin

Like a stone holding you down as you drown.
The darkness inside you shows

The opposite to a Midas touch

Out of you like bile it flows

You use it and need it as your crutch.


All around you dead and dying 

Now use for you to be denying

The darkness has sent the evil flying

All lost, your fault no point in crying

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mr. Militant Negro
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 14:40:08

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    Reply

  2. Jane Dougherty
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 15:44:22

    Nice construction. I like the switch to rhyme in the last verse.

    Reply

  3. Ritu
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 17:46:25

    Good one sis!

    Reply

  4. pranabaxom
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 18:36:26

    “You use it and need it as your crutch.” – and then we blame others.

    Reply

  5. Lynz Real Cooking
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 19:06:21

    Very good!!

    Reply

  6. Frank Hubeny
    Nov 02, 2017 @ 22:24:28

    Sensing it is our fault is like a stone holding us down.

    Reply

  7. Betty Hayes Albright
    Nov 03, 2017 @ 01:22:57

    Willow, I enjoyed this – nicely written once again. 💖💕💞

    Reply

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