The Black Viper

The black viper slithers in,
twisting and turning;
unseen at first,
until finally, it is within reach.

Slowly it climbs,
wrapping itself around;
entwining, round and round
until finally, it tightens.

Darkness disguised,
evil, invisibly visible;
‘You are safe, do not struggle’
it lies trying to convince.

Awareness dawns,
slowly at first;
fear grows rapidly
as a knowing settles in.

The viper will not let go,
hope begins to fade;
yet, resistance holds strong
outlasting unreasonable fear.

Shimmering, a light appears,
warmth settles in;
seeping and healing,
broken parts, past pains.

The truth revealed,
surrender, freely given;
an unravelling commences,
and the grip is lost.

The viper is repelled,
darkness begins to fade;
hope and peace burst forth,
healing the empty void.

Temptation and emptiness,
not to be forgotten;
disappear into the shadows,
waiting for another chance.

The void fills endlessly,
sustained by light;
love and joy expand,
keeping the beast at bay.

Understanding settles,
bringing awareness and wisdom;
the viper cannot strike
as long as one treads in the light.

Love overturns hate,
light repels dark;
shine as you journey,
tread in shadows no more.

© Leslie C Dobson

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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