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I'm Not Afraid of the Dark,
#87

More Poetry
From The
Dark Side
Series #1

“SLAVES IN DARKNESS WILL YET BE FREE”*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             * for Annie Lennox

DIMLY AWARE IN THE DARK,
THE SICK SERVANTS OF PAIN WERE SENT A NEW MESSAGE
WHICH WAS INCONCEIVABLE TO THEM
FOR THEY HAD LIVED LONG IN SUFFERING AND DOOM AND AGONY
AND WERE ONLY USED TO PERCEIVING THINGS THIS ONE WAY.
AND IT WOULD BE THIS PERCEPTION OF WEAKNESS
WHICH THEY WOULD USE AGAINST THE TERRIBLY INTRUSIVE ONSLAUGHT OF REALITY
TO ALLOW THEMSELVES THE "LUXURY" OF BEING
WEAK, SICK AND AFRAID
FOR THIS WAS ALL THEY SEEMED TO KNOW
IN THE DARK
AND IT WAS HERE THEY SOUGHT SAFETY AND PROTECTION FROM THE LIGHT
WITH EVERY TRICK THEY KNEW IN THE BOOK.

THE MESSAGE WAS SO SIMPLE AND DIRECT
IT TOOK THE TWISTED SERVANTS FOREVER TO LEARN
THE MESSAGE WAS PERFECTLY HARMLESS TO THEM
THOUGH THEY WERE CERTAIN IT BORE THEM TREACHERY, REGARDLESS....

THE NEW MESSAGE DECLARED LIGHT
IN ALL
FOR ALL TO BE RELEASED AS ONE
FROM ALL THE WORKINGS OF PAIN
FOREVER/..THE NEW MESSAGE SIMPLY DECLARED LIGHT.....

BUT THE SICK LITTLE SLAVES WERE SO ATTACHED TO THEIR CHAINS OF MISERY
IT WAS BEYOND THEIR CAPACITY TO CONCEIVE
OF FREEDOM      FROM THEIR DEMON LORD AND MASTER,
THE CROWN PRINCE PAIN,
AND THEY WERE CONVINCED THE MESSAGE WAS A MISTAKE
AT FIRST…..
BUT THEY WERE BORED AND CURIOUS AND SO
THEY CONTINUED TO STUDY THE MESSAGE, RADIANT CONTENT UNCENSORED………

THE PERCEIVED PURPOSE OF THEIR SICKNESSES REVEALED
TO THEM
WAS INDEED PAINFUL
AND TRAGIC FOR THE SERVANTS TO TRUTHFULLY BEHOLD
UNABLE, WITH THEIR NEWFOUND
INTENSE SELF AWARENESS AND HONESTY
TO DISMISS LIGHTLY WHAT WAS REVEALED TO THEM
                     AND THEY REACTED VIOLENTLY AND HATEFULLY
AS IF THEY WERE BEING PERSECUTED AND ATTACKED
WHEN SHOWN THEIR OWN UNCONCEALED UGLINESS
AND VICIOUS IGNORANCE UNWRAPPED
FROM THEIR EMPTIED AND ATTRACTIVE GIFT BOXES OF NOTHING
AND EXPOSED FOR
THE REPULSIVE SICKNESSES THAT THEY WERE….

WITH FANTASY SEEN AND EXPOSED
AS THE SOURCE OF SICKNESS.
LIAR AND THIEF TO ALL SANITY AND REASON.

THE SLAVES OF DARKNESS
AWOKE AN INSTANT
TO THE RADIANT POWER WITHIN THEMSELVES…

………A TRULY LIBERATING INTELLIGENCE……

WHICH REVEALED TO THE SERVANTS OF PAIN AND DARKNESS
THE STARTLING, SHOCKING TRUTH
THAT THEY
WERE ACTUALLY
                                PURE MIRRORS OF CREATION
                                                                                     NOT LIMITED BY TIME OR SPACE.
                       CHANNELS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED

AS VESSELS OF ETERNAL JOY.

UNABLE TO TOLERATE OR ACCEPT
THE NATURAL SHINING JOY
WITHIN THEMSELVES
THE SLAVES OF PAIN, MASTERS OF DENIAL,
SIMPLY DELUDED THEMSELVES…..WITH TWISTED
RATIONALISING THAT THEY REALLY HATED    TO LOVE
AND THAT THEY REALLY LOVED    TO HATE
MISREADING THE MESSAGE ENTIRELY…..

FOR JOY IS NOT THE MESSAGE
THE MISERABLE THINK THEY WANT

AND SO THE MESSAGE KEEPS
GOING OUT….. AND MAKING THIS PLAIN.

FOR SLAVES IN DARKNESS    YOU KNOW WELL
AND YOU CAN HELP RELIEVE THEM    OF THEIR SUFFERING
AS THEY ARE UNAWARE
THAT THEY ARE THEIR OWN JAILERS IN A PRISON OF TIME
WHICH IS ITSELF UNREAL.../
YOU CAN ENLIGHTEN THEM THAT IGNORANCE AND AGONY
IS NOT THE PURPOSE OF THEIR EXISTANCE
FOR FREEDOM    AND BETTER
IS WITHIN THEM/
WHERE INEVITABLY ALL
SLAVES IN DARKNESS
BY THEIR OWN FORGIVING HANDS
WILL YET
BE FREED…….

Brooklyn, NYC
16, DECEMBER 1998-------------------------I'm Not Afraid of the Dark,#87, More Poetry from the Dark Side No. 1, Slaves in Darkness will yet be Free copyright 2005 F I N N E G A N