Beasts Within The Dark

the shadows wash over me
as the sun set behind the hills
leaving me adrift in the dark
wondering if they come for me

i hear them growling and snarling
within the dark, promising pain
and hurts yet to start

what are these things within the dark
waiting to tear me apart
filling my mind with fear

these shadows inside the dark
just bracing themselves to leap
and making me weep

these beasts within the dark
just waiting to attack.

by graham russell

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Thanks for sharing.
Of course, God shed His grace on Ameica but a lot of people do not realized that...
A great song of patriotism and pride for motherland is displayed in this beautiful verse. Thanks for sharing it here.
Great descriptive language: Spacious Skies, Purple Mountain Majesties... great alliteration crown thy good with brotherhood - cown our good land with brothership, fellowship etc. Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law! - in discipline and cooperation may we progress liberating strife Thine alabaster cities gleam - cities that gleam and sparkle with hope like an alabaster stone. - - - - may writing like this be the norm one day again, we can only hope for an intellectual reawakening in America- - - - - - - - - - -
America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! The poetess- Katharine Lee Bates has paid a rich tribute to her beautiful country.
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