And Then The Night Comes

Thomas W Case

And then
the night
comes flooding
in, like
a spilled beer.

Fear is a
rabid bat;

Loneliness is
an ice cube
in a bathtub

Love is a
flat toad in
the road of

Hope is a
broken dish,
an empty
a shattered dream.

Life is a sparrow
in the cat's mouth,
an abscessed
tooth, with no
It's a whale
in a frozen
an eagle in the

Insanity is
digging for the
courage to
day after
after day.

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  • aDarkerMind

    oh my!
    the striking picture grabbed me.
    then. your striking words took over.
    day after day after day;
    impressive stuff;

  • BlessedbyGod

    We must be insane then, because regardless of how difficult things seem to be , we still keep pressing on and moving forward wanting to strive for a better tomorrow!

    Great piece my friend

  • Parisab

    Night, fear, loneliness, love, hope, and insanity are elements pictured in this poem, like a stunning painting. Thanks for sharing this, I hope that you visit few more poems of mine…

  • Teddy.15

    Right back at you, amazing I'm glad you have found ADarkerMind too very similar styles extraordinary ❤️ welcome to MPS Sir.

  • Goldfinch60

    Good words Thomas but love in my world will never be flat.


  • Introverted Sage

    WIth a title and picture to match.
    The insanity needed just to live.
    Depicted perfectly.
    Great write!

  • emmalouise

    Amazing writing! Very talented ☺️

  • AuburnScribbler

    Masterfully written here Thomas, the imagery you've used; perfectly sums up the absence of light, and the underlying point you make, the darkness that humanity makes; in order to profit from it everyday, comes across emphatically.

    Like the consensus who've commented, I also like the picture that accompanies your words, very Wednesday Addams, and very pertinent to the season.

    Bravo and I hope that all is well.

    • Thomas W Case

      Thank you so much, I appreciate it.

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