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Darkness of the moon


in the darkness of the moon

I saw the edge of
the double-sided sword.

It’s edge shinning and sharp

breathless, fright had taken hold
of my heart.

Blinding all compassion –
giving way to a
loud heartbeat.

Recoiled into the safety
of my deadbolt,
fear conquered love
last night.

Sunrise gifts a new day
a new way
allowing love to conquer fear.


☮TheMsLvh © 2012

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  1. April 7, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Well written. I love the first three lines :)

  2. April 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Ooooh, so nice to see you posting. Love this story….easy enough for fear to make one retreat. I love the hopeful dawning of the new day, when the process can be reversed:)

  3. April 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    This begins with so much promise and delivers right through to the end…so glad to see you up here again !

  4. April 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you ladies for your comments. I am helping someone in recovery. What a wild ride! I have written about their addiction in the some of my previous poems. I am thrilled I can write about their recovery now. Love ya! Thanks for the comments and visit

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