came across two sisters,
Their names were Day and Night.
The one it seems was wholly wrong,
The other holy right.
shunned the darker sister,
For fear of what I'd find,
While golden rays of summer haze,
Danced softly through my mind.
opened wide my virgin heart,
And begged her soul come in,
Not knowing that the evil one
Was her fraternal twin.
knowing not what I know now,
That dusk and dawn are same,
And that a giving, open heart
Is but a viper's game.
sunlight-burned and having learned,
I spare myself the fight,
And live in empty certainty,
With ladies of the night.
Brent Futo: I
reside in Atlanta, Georgia and have been writing traditional and
lyrical forms of poetry for more than twenty years. In earlier
years, I was published in a number of small literary magazines.
Recently, I have focused on building one of the web's largest
sites devoted to the presentation of a single author's traditional
poetry. At Lyricpoet.Net
visitor's can explore a multitude of original poems on a myriad
of topics, from the erotic to the inspirational, all in traditional
and melodic forms.
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