The Treasure

When darkness roams inside your soul,
It finds a rip and makes a hole
And fills it full of misery
With woe and pain for company.
They dig their way down deeper for
The treasure promised at the core,
And when they find the heart within,
They take it out with giddy grins.
Woe tries to wriggle past the key
But gets caught in an artery
And snickers as it watches pain
Get twisted in a silver chain.
Then misery takes up the torch
And thinks that surely it can scorch
A heart already tinged with grief
But finds out to its disbelief
That somehow, something will not give
Another inch it won’t forgive,
A light was flickering deep inside,
With every pulse pushing aside
The darkness that would find its way
Into a heart it would decay
But found, instead, to its chagrin,
The den that hope had hid within.

26 thoughts on “The Treasure

    1. Aw, that makes me very happy. πŸ™‚

  1. Have you considered making a book with your poems?

    1. It never hurts to try. Even if it’s on Amazon. I’ll even advertise for you πŸ™‚ lol. I will, though.

      1. Haha, you are too generous. Appreciate the offer. πŸ˜‰

    2. It’s not true look at Shel Silverstien!!!

      1. Shel Silverstein was a genius. I’ve just recently become acquainted with his works (I apparently lived under a rock most of my life) and am absolutely fascinated by his writing. There’s a huge disparity between his talent and mine, and I am not deluded enough not to know the difference.

        1. Well in case you get a notion to write a book let me know cause I am in!!!!

  2. yes make a book and include my poems we shall be richer than are wildest dreams

  3. t h i n g s + f l e s h June 27, 2013 — 3:10 pm

    you have a lovely poetic voice of quietly impassioned grace. tony

    1. That is so gracious of you. I am very flattered and humbled by your words.

  4. Great work. You are very clever

    1. Clever? I don’t think so. Close to the level of human intelligence? Sounds about right. πŸ˜‰

  5. yet another beauty, lovely one.

  6. There you go again !! Lovely πŸ™‚

  7. Very nice poetry! Thanks for visiting Homeflair, I’m glad to have seen your blog:)

    1. Many thanks, and it was my pleasure to visit your beautiful site. I’m glad you found something you like here as well. πŸ™‚

  8. A joyful, delightful bit of prose! Love it!

    1. Thank you very kindly. So glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  9. I was so encouraged and delighted by this poem that I created a Blog Event to host others sharing precious pearls like this. The pingback
    http://joantwarren.com/2013/09/17/hope-joy-and-chores/
    will take you there. Thanks again, this is a wonderful pearl!

    1. I am so glad you found my poem encouraging. What a lovely event to have. Thank you for letting my poem be a part of it. πŸ™‚

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