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Cloak of Darkness
by Carole Mathys

Monday, April 11, 2005
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~Cloak of Darkness ~


Under cover of darkness

in the encompassing cocoon of night

 you stand naked as all subterfuge is shed

 to face the truths that come to light


For those who are in love

the night holds passion and romance

when the air is saturated with magic

and lovers complete their erotic dance


 The lonely run to hide

 their fears and pain in sleep

knowing when the morning comes

their illusions they will try to keep


When your love and dreams fail

nighttime only magnifies the loss

long hours when sleep cleverly evades

as you keep reliving the emotional cost


If death cuts short a loved ones life

the night allows fanciful escapes

and we keep searching for them in dreams

as night covers us like a cape


For some the night is soft and warm

for others itís lonely and long

as the night embraces each of us

we move to the rhythms of our own songs



© April 11, 2005

by Carole Mathys


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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/12/2005
wonderful write, carole; very well done! brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 4/12/2005
Very well written. R
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/12/2005
Ah Night my dear friend; this is a wonderful piece of work Carole.

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/12/2005

Exquisite poetry ... excellent verse ... superlative write!! Loved it!!


Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/12/2005
The night truly does have many faces, and we truly all do have our own night songs.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/12/2005
This is plain brilliant...fantastic write Carole!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 4/12/2005
a strong message many adhere to and facilitate yet some refrain from living its premise ...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/12/2005
outstanding write ....Carole
you can make a night sound Nobel

William ......Peace & Love
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/11/2005
Very insightful, beautifully written Carole!
I love the wisdom of the last verse, especially

"we move to the rhythms of our own songs"

we do well to remember this...


Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 4/11/2005
Very emotional methodical and truthful poem. Beautiful flowing taking me everywhere written.
Darkness does hold so much. a cape and cocoon perfect.
I love your minds eye.
I truly love this! Magnificent.
Thank You Carole so much
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