Black Wings

Updated on February 3, 2018
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

Black wings,

be they raven or bat,

there is no way I am going back.

Smile miles behind,

enveloped in the surrounding darkness,

nothing but endless sorrow,

hoping for a new tomorrow.

Black on black,

no way to turn back,

cypress branches hanging over a bayou swamp,

my mind left spinning.

Melancholy blackness,

curtain closed upon the light of day,

once there were many loving things to say –

now cradled in wings of black.

Black heart, black soul,

a heart with a gaping hole,

tangoing in blackness,

lighted by flickering candle flames –

looking to find the door to love again.

So much sorrow,

painting the doors black to all my tomorrows,

perhaps once the bridges have been burned,

to what has once been,

I can be on the black tarp of the highway –

heading back to days always glowing in the sun.

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    © 2018 Gypsy Rose Lee

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        7 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        I will tell you, Michael, that I really believe my poet dad is among the muses that inspire me. At times when my emotions are high, my fingers just fly over the keyboard and sometimes at the speed of light it seems to me. All my feelings just flow out and then I sit back and I read. Sometimes it even amazes me and then I look up at the sky and say thank you, for the inspiration.

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        DREAM ON 

        7 months ago

        I can relate to the darkness in the end there is always light. Many people often stay longer in sadness and in heartbreak. The Beatles song fit well. I am amazed how you put your emotion out there for all to see.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Cynthia.

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        Cynthia B Turner 

        8 months ago from Georgia

        "Tangoing in blackness..." Great verse; phenomenal poem with wonderful imagery and pathos. I like dark poems and I enjoyed reading it multiple times.

        Take care. Cyndi

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Mike.

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        mckbirdbks 

        8 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

        Hello Gypsy - I find this a departure from your odes to love. Dark and foreboding. Somethings are universal, the weight of darkness fits.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Bill.

        Thank you Manatita. Peace to you too.

        Thank you Chris.

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        Chris Mills 

        8 months ago from Flagstaff, AZ

        Beautiful images I’m words. I like how you worked hope in. It isn’t always easy to do.

        “enveloped in the surrounding darkness,

        nothing but endless sorrow,

        hoping for a new tomorrow.”

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        manatita44 

        8 months ago from london

        You express this well. My efforts have always taken it to the abyss because of my use of words. So you convey your message well, yet gentler. The raven and the bat ... black soul, black heart. Peace!

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        Bill Holland 

        8 months ago from Olympia, WA

        "Darkness, Darkness my old friend. I've come to speak with you again."

        The images are stunning.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        8 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you, Robin.

        Thank you, Kristen.

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        Kristen Howe 

        8 months ago from Northeast Ohio

        A profound poem with vivid imagery and perfect prose and symmetry. Nice job, Rose.

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        Robin Carretti 

        8 months ago from Hightstown

        I love this the one that particularly grabbed me once there were many loving things to say and cradled me so on etc black wings a black heart also the video love the Beatles the best part.

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