*A Faithful Companion*

some thoughts
that come in the night
still hurt
while the eyes
drunk of insomnia
wide open
meet shadows
the hidden walls
of the past
still smiles
behind the curtains
as a faithful companion
as a reminder
afraid itself
of being forgotten
left alone for good
while the merciless night
tirelessly continues to bleed
by its heavy darkness

© Eclipse 2011

Written for Poets Rally
and  Carry On Tuesday

Thank You Promising Poets’ Poetry Cafe  for this award
I am honored and I accept it gladly

A dificult task – to nominate only one person
among many talented poets… 
I would like to nominate Sam (Cerca Trova)
for his very original poem A Pain By Choice…


~ by Eclipse on June 7, 2011.

32 Responses to “*A Faithful Companion*”

  1. congrats for winning at Poets’ Rally

  2. and bravo! Congrats on the award.

  3. […] Eclipse of the moon with the poem  “A faithful companion“. […]

  4. I’d like to invite you to the challenge I will host in July, feel free to join in if you have the time and the will!


    Thank you very much!

  5. In the universe of broken
    the eyes are often drunk
    with memories, with longing.

    New day is about to rise,
    embrace the sparkles,
    believe in the magic of your world!

    Your way with words it’s really inspirational!
    Always a pleasure to be here!

  6. Your poem is well-crafted and your word-choice is sublime. You start on the ground with the reader and escort them up into the skies where they can ponder these torments with some perspective. Beautiful poem.

  7. Nights are the perfect stage for pain and fear and your poem translate that perfectly!

  8. Awesome job. Your words are all to familiar. Kudos to you.

  9. Your word choice and arrangement is impeccable. I enjoyed this piece. ~MsQ

  10. I’m going to comment again because I have a new poem 🙂
    I liked this th second aand third time I’ve read it. LUV ur voice!


  11. while the eyes
    drunk of insomnia

    I really enjoyed these two lines. Keep up the great writting!

  12. Great work!

  13. Oh wow this is an intense poem! I like it.

  14. I guess I’ll call you, Eclipse until I learn different:)
    I really enjoyed this piece, because it was if I was writing it, not as good mind you, you are way smooth and polished, but the voice is familiar to my ear. It sounds good. It reads real. I really like it, really I do, Eclipse.

  15. nice poem, can you make another one. I really appreciate your thoughts and efforts. God bless.

  16. Congratulations for the award!

    Very beautiful poem, though sad. I have often felt fear hiding like a faithful companion. *sigh* You write very well

  17. Great poem. Absolutly love the lines:
    still smiles
    behind the curtains”

  18. What a title Eclipse, you know we go along in our lives with so many faithful companions, fear, anxiety, uncertainty … and they always make sure to remind us that they are there…
    Congrats for the award and thank you for the nomination, it means a lot coming from such a talented poet like yourself…

  19. Congrats on a well deserved award … nice write on the dreaded companion of insomnia! 🙂

  20. My dear Eclipse,
    Congratulations on the award! You deserve it.

    Those of us who suffer from insomnia can indeed relate to this poem. Darkness always seems to prey on our thoughts and invade our minds at a time when we are most vulnerable.

    A beautiful & insightful poem.

    Thank you friend.

  21. Sometimes it’s not good to be alone with our thoughts. Lovely way of expressing how thoughts, and fear, seem to haunt us more at night, when its quiet.

  22. Oh, the things that keep us up at night. Insomnia has many sources, and you wrote well.

    And, you can totally nominate two people. Because participation in potluck keeps increasing, we need to nominate more people each week.

  23. First Congratulations upon your award Eclipse..

    Your poem as always filled with insight of emotions which surface in the ” Merciless night””.. I wonder just how many of us lay within its velvet blanket looking out into the mists of shadows that still have the power to bleed the heart dry……..

    Love to you my friend.. Excellent.. 🙂

  24. I loved your poem. You convey that vulnerability we can sometimes feel in the middle of the night, half asleep or wide awake….Your words evoked this beautifully.

  25. This is fantastic eclipse.
    Congratulations on the award too, well deserved

  26. … never forgotten … never alone … Love, cat

  27. Insomnia maybe an unwelcome companion…but a great poem. LOL.
    smiles, Rx

  28. well deserved award, thanks for the nomination and everything.

  29. Lovely poem and good choice 🙂
    Sleepless nights, “while the merciless night
    tirelessly continues to bleed
    by its heavy darkness” wonderful lines!

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