Where Shadows Reign

By brian francis

There in the distant hidden corners of your soul
Where resides the demons within; howling
Anger rages against strong forged restraints
And beckons release in repentant tones, insincere

That is the place of denial, the great turning away
The hidden place where we bind our contempt
Among the broken scarred remnants of faith
While the beast blasphemes against creation’s reign

The echoes of the past days of content and succor
Days of becoming before the souring festered
Offer only shame and self-loathing to tomorrow
Your discontent nailed to your soul’s windows

Copyright © 2020 brian francis

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B. F. O'Connor

Born and raised in the idyllic environment of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A rural paradise perfect for a roving childhood. Now living in the desert southwest, with a flock of parrots, a pigeon, and Three dogs.

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