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Shadow of Despair
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Saturday, August 05, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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"To receive your virgin kiss"

Shadow of Despair

There suspended in the air
With its unanswered question
Waits the shadow of despair
Immune to all suggestion
Night might pass light might return

If you have not yet felt this
Welcome to your turn to learn
To receive your virgin kiss
Of that chill which gnaws the soul
Snaking softly night and day
Of that dark which swallows whole
Lives which have been sucked away
By the shadow of despair
Which with patience questions for
All you have and then some more

There suspended in the air
Immune to all suggestion
Waiting for us me and you
With its unanswered question
Where the nightmares all come true

As it waits so too can we
Hold my hand and stay with me

+Steven Curtis Lance

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/7/2006
Precious sentiments to which I can relate, Stevie. Thank you for sharing this gift, my friend. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/5/2006
This one strikes hope and longing like a match lights a candle Steve. The shadows are dark and negativity stretches into eternity but still you as the authour breathe strength and honesty into this poem to make the reader aware of your special strength. Well done old friend.
Reviewed by Ronnee Workman 8/5/2006
The reflection on despair, in this enigmatic writing, so vividly
and succinctly describes this feeling of having descended down
into the darkest pit; a devouring incubus with no mercy or reprieve.
Anyone who has been there, however brief or prolonged, can all too
woefully relate to the sensations and scenarious described. Truly
a deeply introspective account of despairs malaise and meloncholy.
The writing here is sterling, and deservedly disturbing and
forwarning for those not having experienced it. The authors own
courage and inner resolve and reserve in his ferocious battle with
it, is truly remarkable and enlightening. Great write, by a truly
great writer! Thanks...for sharing. So exceptionally empathetic
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 8/5/2006
Very good. Despair can be like the kiss of a vampire. You think you'll never see a sunrise again...
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 8/5/2006
Your poem makes me think you have been there or are there now and no not how to escape. It is beautifully written, but sad.
Pray and I will pray for you,
God Bless,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/5/2006
Darkness of the the shadow of despair within!!

Love Tinka

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