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If I were writing from the other side,
I would say
This road was not on my map.
No one goes there
on purpose.
And then tell you how
I escaped.

I asked for help, for change,
and grief was the answer:
Grief as old and hollow as snowfall,
grief as heavy
as snowfall,

grief that said, "You,
You are the spent ember,
You are the last angry voice
and when you pass
the dark
will have been waiting."

The grief was right. I burn,
I burn cold and heavy,
crouching in the ashes of greatness,
I burn,
and the fuel is low.

The dark is waiting.

But what angel comes
with words of despair? Even Job
had no angels to tell him, "Alas."

This road is not on my map.
No one comes here
on purpose.
Even the locals don't know
where I am.

My signal fire is tired.
Bleary-eyed, reading coals
in case I wrote an answer,
in case no one comes.

I would like to be writing
from the other side. To be saying,
What a funny place I have been. Let me tell you.

Now the map burns.
I will keep the dark
waiting.
This is the last one! I moved into the sunshine, and there is about to be a rash of praise songs. These last scraps of paper were tucked into the boxes I unpacked today, and now I am letting them go.

:icontwilightpoetess: made a reading of this for :iconelocutionists:, and it is here: [link] How awesome is that?
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vespera Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: grief that said, "You,
You are the spent ember,
You are the last angry voice
and when you pass
the dark
will have been waiting."
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, hon!

I was looking though my favorites folders for potential pieces to read for :iconelocutionists: and stumbled across this! I would LOVE if you'd give permission for me to read this for our wordpress blog/group gallery.

Let me know what you think?
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completeaccident Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I would be honored!
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've posted up the reading in my St.ash--if you could download and listen to it here

Resolution by ~completeaccident

and let me know if I need to change anything or if you approve it as is before I sent it along to *disrhythmic to post on the wordpress blog, that would be awesome!
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completeaccident Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Thank you so much! That is such a strange and sweet thing to do. It's such an odd feeling to hear a poem in someone else's voice- novel and wonderful. Thank you!
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what people keep telling me! And you're welcome. :heart:

Am I okay to send a link along to *disrhythmic, then?
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completeaccident Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Absolutely!
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, this has been posted on the wordpress blog! You can find it here:

Resolution by ~completeaccident

If you could put a link to the reading in your artists' comments and let me know, I'll send this on to the group gallery!

Thank you so much for letting me read this! :heart:
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completeaccident Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I have done! :heart: Thank YOU!
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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