Wednesday, October 25, 2006

A Walk on the Dark Side
By Don Iannone










Supposedly everyone has a dark side.
Anyway, that's what the experts say.
Not the sort of thing
people like to just come out and talk about,
but something we should be able to put our finger on,
so we know how it shapes who and how we are.
I kind of think of the dark side
as a place inside us
that the light just hasn't reached yet.
In that sense, it's like a distant planet or star
that takes a while for light to get to and from.
Another way to think about this side of us
is to see it as a place that truth hasn't visited quite yet.
Eventually truth makes its rounds
to all parts of us.
Rest assured that it will stop by your dark side.
Usually it's best to be proactive
about things like this in our lives.
Take the bull by the horns,
and waltz on over to your dark side.
Take a friend.
I'm told that truth is a good friend
to take along on such an adventure.

9 comments:

Plus Ultra said...

Thats the flesh, and we have within us the power to tame, subdue it and finally make it our servant! Precious, you preach without preaching,so unlike others like myself

Dan said...

Very, very good, Don. Thanks!

kathy said...

Thanks Don! :) really nice one!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Dan, Plus Ultra, ands Kathy.

Gangadhar said...

so beautiful,Don..loved it..

Pat Paulk said...

Can the one exist without the other? Good one Don!!

samuru999 said...

Great poem Don!
Thanks!

starry nights said...

Lovely poem Don. loved this one too.Keep reading.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Gangadhar, Pat
Margie and Starry Nights. Glad you like the reading voice.

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