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The Dismal

By @Val

I was encouraged to take the road less traveled by,

but it’s rougher than you’d think.

I walk it now,

no clearing ahead,

the branches growing thick.


I begin the journey down-

down through the valley.

down through the dark.

down through the loneliness.

down through the stark.


The loss.

The dismal.

The place you should not go. 

The hell,

the hollow.

The world that so few know. 


Funny now,

as the path grows pitch,

what lays behind

looks twice as kind.

And I

wonder why

so few follow,

when the darkest dismal

makes hell less hollow.

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