When Anguish Approaches

Dance with Discord
Instead of shunning this imposter

We must be aware of its dark presence
Give it space to breathe and dissipate in its own casual time

Waltz within the cavernous walls of depression
Mindfully recalling the light even in its faint memory

Place your hand into its nasty claws
Twirl and bow in its expansive shadow

Interact with the intimidating beast
As if it were a comrade

Willfully make its gluttonous acquaintance
Cease all judgment and plot of resolution

Summon the impending anguish without distain
Therein exists artistic expression

Thwarted by your harmony
Gloom will swiftly make its exit

Keep on dancing, no matter the tune
This sinister song is not eternal
 

Todays poetry contest submission was written by J.L. Forbes.

 

Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems of 2013?

 

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