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A cool wind floats on a heartfelt whisper
The calm wind it brings will make you sigh
Finding you've grown to lonely to treasure the little things
As you're drawn into a void of darkest despair
Deep within the shadows of your heart
Your candle flickers weakly
Feebly trying to burn without warmth or life

To sacrifice contentment is the lesser of two evils
Between happiness and oblivion is where I choose to settle
Even as it tries to corrupt with filthy talons of doubt
Only a dwindling spark of optimism keeps the candle alight

That deceiving demon that has many faces
Unable to cope with my blatant refusal to surrender
The light, my goddess, the wraiths of hope
Saving me
Nourishing me
Gently healing the hurts upon my soul

I can't escape the devil within
But with each victory gleaned by comrades in arms
I find my candle burns even brighter

©A. DeMario 2012
Another random poem or song. Every time I read it I'm unsure.
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PaladinEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Talons, candles...all great references, particularly the latter. The candle flickering and wavering and burning brighter is that one symbol of hope that the reader is hoping doesn't extinguish. I really liked it. :3
dreamingshadow18 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like my metaphors :).
PaladinEclipse Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like them, too. :) And you use them in such great ways.
Caroline-A-Muze Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol hmm you like birds I can tell you make a reffence or something like the talons comments love it
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