Eyes open to a jet-black sky tinged with ebony doubts. This is the circumference of my dream. This is my inhabited nightmare. Gone is the golden sun, departed are the sparkling stars, all those things that make living magical replaced by vagaries and uncertainty. Yet through this uncertainty runs a solidity of thought, though depressing, morose even, it is no less a backbone to despair, for I am stronger in the darkness than ever I was in our beauteous reality, and it is here I shall thrive. Don’t pity those who wish for death, we’re just getting in some practice.
Richard M. Ankers is the English author of The Eternals Series and Britannia Unleashed all published by Next Chapter. Richard feels privileged to have had stories and poetry published all over the world. He lives to write.
A prolific writer, a constant source of clearing his mind, Richard has created this website to share just some of the many poems and prose he has written that would otherwise have fallen by the wayside.
Reading and writing have always been Richard's main love along with the pursuit of keeping fit, running, walking, and anything that provides a spectacular view.
Running in the rain with his headphones on whilst dreaming up some future storyline is just about perfect. It would be nicer still if that run was in Switzerland or Norway, but we can't have everything.
Oh, and coffee, lots and lots of coffee.
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4 thoughts on “A Practicing Darkness”
“Don’t pity those who wish for death,
we’re just getting in some practice.”
Thank you. Happy Sunday to you. 🙂
Oh how I love the creativity that emanates from your mind !
It’s usually just a load of gloop. 🙂