Quotable Poe Week One-Bob Wertzler



“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;”

– The Raven


There is a place in the human mind

A dark place

A secret place

A guarded place

One that walls itself

Inaccessible to the conscious self

It is yet deeper than

The levels of forbidden desires

And nightmares of fears whose

Names must not be spoken

These must be traversed

Just to reach it’s walls

One brave or foolish or mad

Enough to make that journey

Might find a door, a window

Or a crack by which to peer

Into that place, to peer deep

Into that darkness

He or she might even return

With an intact soul, or

Hopelessly shattered

© 2019 Bob Wertzler

Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and Arizona. There are times the title, “Recovering Therapist”, seems to fit. In 2006 he retired to move to Western North Carolina to help and become primary care giver for his father who had developed Dementia. Before all that, there was work at various times as a soldier (US Army 1967-70), community organizer, cab driver, welfare case worker, wooden toy maker, carpenter, warehouse worker, and other things. He relates to a line in a Grateful Dead song, “What a long, strange trip its been.”

Bob blogs at: https://cabbagesandkings524.wordpress.com

5 Comments Add yours

  1. bobcabkings says:

    Thank You, Kindra.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kindra M. Austin says:

      You’re so welcome. This is a great piece, Bob. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  2. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    My contribution to Week One of Quotable Poe

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kindra M. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on Kindra M. Austin and commented:

    Quotable Poe Challenge: Bob Wertlzer peers into darkness.


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