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BOX OF DARKNESS

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“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ? Rumi
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“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ? Mary Oliver

Holding in my hands

Your gift bestowed unwanted

To me an affirmation of sorrow

Crucifixion of my heart and soul

Left dripping with melancholy...



Still I hold this sacred knowledge

Transforming this curse into

Blessings which frees my existence

Propelling me onward to embrace

Luminaria of a candle burning within...



Overabundance of purposeless

Realities masked by inconsequential

Addictive savoir-faire arrogance

Will not abide with me ever to

Destroy the elegance of transcendence...



At last seeing the truth I refused to

Acknowledge existed within your being

Eyes wide open encompassing with

Forgiveness granted for verified vision

Assumed in this time of darkness ...



Someone I once loved gave me

This box of darkness bringing

Discernment, understanding,

Perspective retrospect revelation

Now I know this is my gift...



Freeing My Soul....



Copyright © 2012 Barbara MacDonald

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”

** RUMI **



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By Uttam Gill on May 11, 2012 at 09:27 pm

Barb this a beautiful poem ...“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”...This is absolute truth...Keep it up Barb

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By Barbara MacDonald on May 11, 2012 at 09:29 pm

Tjhank you once again for your rating me as awful...so very kind of you.

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By Uttam Gill on May 11, 2012 at 09:30 pm

Barb I have rated you 5 marks

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By Uttam Gill on May 11, 2012 at 09:30 pm

whats going on ..

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By Barbara MacDonald on May 11, 2012 at 09:45 pm

sorry uttam i am use to someone coming now and giving me 0... and when i looked it said this.... i was wrong, it now says 5... i apologize

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By Barbara MacDonald on May 11, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Again I say I am sorry....it does make one a bit upset with what has been happening...I was wrong and Tony told me he would check into it and let me know what is happening....

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By Barbara MacDonald on May 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I am not sure why I have made someone so angry with me to leave these... hopefully it will be settled soon.

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By D. Sager on May 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Don't take those ratings personal...some hell bent soul is taking pleasure in tormenting us...write your heart, with the best words you can find, and to hell with the nay-sayers...your words are beautiful, your thoughts deep and full of life, give them freely and the edification of the readers will be your reward. If that you cannot see, know that your wings have caught the wind and you have flown...

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By Barbara MacDonald on May 12, 2012 at 01:11 am

I guess it is just difficult to know that people need to be so unkind and mean spirited...Yes I need to develop a thicker skin...as I love writing and as you say..."to hell with the nay-sayers"...Thank you...I appreciate your comment Sayer...

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