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By Rich Tassinari
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Awakened in the middle of a night
That started many years of nights before
When darkness entered through an open door
With promises of painless pure delight,

I bolted from a dream in sudden fright
And shuddered deep into the very core
Where pleasure sucked the heart for more and more
Until the heart was shriveled black with blight.

Is there within this darkness any light
To chase away the darkness evermore?
A healing for the heart to expedite
Recovery, to welcome and restore?

Ah, yes, but first the pain to be contrite,
When humbled, then the heart and God unite.

Rich Tassinari 6/9/16

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Submitted: Friday, June 10, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, June 10, 2016

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.

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