Anthony W. Pahl

THE DARK SIDE OF TOMORROW

The emptiest place that can be found
is the dark side of tomorrow
… with unknown fears all around.

The dark side of tomorrow is nought but despair
because it’s founded on yesterday
… with no thought and no care.

Moans in the emptiness of what’s always been
resound in the dark side of tomorrow
… with a pained silent sad scream.

Stark realities will always remain yet to be
because the dark side of tomorrow remembers
… you, them and me.

Voices lifted in hope become mute in the grave
because in the dark side of tomorrow
… there seems nothing to save.

But unwelcome pasts will shine in the day
and the dark side of tomorrow will lighten
… as past demons decay.

Submitted for the January 2004 IWVPA Club Theme Project, “Emptiness