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· Musings on Physics and the Occult

· In the Beginning

· The Shadows of Ignorance

· Farewell my brother

· Night's Edge

· Chains of Illusion

· A Voice in the Void

· Over the Edge

· Indifference

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  Warrior Of The Dark
by Keith Rowley
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Rail, Rail against the dying of the light - Dylan Thomas-


Upon  the shores of yesterday
I dream of times gone by
Of summer days and dizzy girls
And laughter in the sky

The days ahead lie bleak and cold
The darkness whispers lies
Of visions lost and love foretold
Unbearabale goodbyes
Take my spirit kindly lord
In darkness lay me deep
The seeds of dischord flower now
As hope kneels down to weep
Where fled the laughter of my youth
Where died the fire of joy
Where died the fellowship of friends
The laughter of the boy
Silence thunders in my mind
And darkness steals my eyes
Streams of sorrow mark the path
Of sorrowful goodbyes
The light of hope now lies behind
And darkness lies ahead
Amid the shadows will I dwell
And make my final bed
The light of hope was but a lie
All joy is crushed by time
As withered flesh walks to the grave
In bitter, silent mime
But smile fair spirit at thy fate
To the Liar never yield
Let laughter be thy cloak once more
Thy pain shall soon be healed
For sorrow cannot follow thee 
Beyond the world of light
Nor can hope deceive the man
Who hath embraced the night
So raise thy sword in fellowship
Brave warrior of the night
Face now  eternal darkness
And stand against death's blight
Oh Lord of Time, I spit at thee!
And scream my battle cry
And crush thy curse beneath my heel
And now to battle fly
No hope I need my pride to bear
Nor light upon the hill
For all is lost from birth through death
Life is a bitter thrill
I wear mortality with pride and pain
The darkness loves me well
No surrender! screams my soul
It is my last farewell!



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Reviewed by Robert Whitford 12/9/2013
Sorrowful as to death is, the possiblility of another existence beyond may alleviate some of that sadness. Still most of us cling to our mortality with as much tenacity as we can muster. Dylan was right. We do rail against that coming night, Death is the beginning middle of a long life. I enjoyed the drama of this. Good writing Keith. Bob
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/5/2013
No Surrender! Fight On.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 12/4/2013
In one poem, you have some summed everyone faces pending death. I certainly hope you aren't actively engaged in the battle you have written so brilliantly about.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 12/4/2013
very well written
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 12/4/2013
Life's a struggle and nobody tells it better.
Glad you're back and in fantastic writing form, Keith.

Books by
Keith Rowley

The Aquarius Key, A Novel of the Occult

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  1. The Review
  2. Always Forever
  3. God's In Control
  4. Push On
  5. Touched By Angels
  6. One Last View
  7. God Created Sex
  8. Heaven Is Listening
  9. Meant To Be
  10. Your Grace Amazes Me
  11. Never Walk in Fear
  12. Just As You Are
  13. Striving To Do Well
  14. In An Instant
  15. Something Beautiful
  16. Get Thee Behind Me Satan
  17. This Lady is Alive!
  18. Mysteries Of Tomorrow
  19. All These Words

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