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

November Yeats challenge: Day One

Well it’s November and I am joining Jane Dougherty in an alternative to the scary grown up NanoWritMo.

I agree with Jane that it is easier to write than get your book published, even self published. So I shall be joining her in writing a poem a day, fingers crossed, using a couple of lines which she will have picked from a WB Yeats poem.

The first lines chosen are 

“they will ride the North when the ger-eagle flies,

With heavy whitening wings, and a heart fallen cold:” —W. B. Yeats

 Jane’s first poem and her explation of this Alternative Challenge is here.

My first poem inspired by Yeats’s words is about Canadian/ North American First Nation, indigenous women, Inuit, Metis and Native American. Read about them here. 

 The disappeared.

They did not all ask to die

Not all had that choice

Some did just go, no reason why.

Others are lost without a voice.
They would blacken the Northern sky

If they could only be seen

Competing with magestic eagles as they fly

Empty shells of what they could of been.
They had little future but it was theirs.

Young, their wings not grown

Gone and authorities seem not to care

Cold lost souls, stolen lives they had never known.

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