Shoot Your Questions at the Abyss by Bogdan Dragos

The empty glowing silhouettes of two side posed faces, one white, the other black and stone floors and walls around them
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there is one supreme

blissful presence

here

it’s night time

I’m in my element

Freshly awakened

after a day

of sleep

I’m not a vampire

I only used to wish I

were when

I first started living like

this. What can I say, I

was young and playful

Now I know I’m

something

worse than a vampire

My grandmother calls

me a blasphemer

because

God has left day and night

upon this Earth

for work and rest

and I laugh in his face

and piss on his blessing

by using it in

reverse

I sleep in the day

and use the time of

night to

wonder and to ask

why he had created me

the beauty of seeking

answers in the

night is

that you don’t have

to use your voice

writing

will do

You won’t get the

answers, at least I didn’t,

but it feels good to

shoot your

questions at the abyss

without being

stared at

Here I go

again

-BOGDAN DRAGOS

Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Bogdan’s poetry always has a strong hint of real life and a relatable theme that makes one wonder – was this written for me? But this time around, I capture a glimpse of the writer himself. Asking questions, and finding the answers in any creative pursuit such as writing is something that I can relate with deeply. And we’ll leave the vampires alone for another day and writing piece from this brilliant writer. The abyss awaits more thoughts, questions and feelings. So fire away!
    Congratulations Bogdan!

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    1. (๑˃́ꇴ˂̀) Thank you, Terveen!

      Indeed, at the bottom of every abyss there’s a boiling, cording mass of unanswered questions that make it ever deeper…
      (ಠ.ಠ)

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  2. Kirsten says:

    I like this poem, very relatable. 🙂 Thank you for sharing, Bogdan.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Oh, very glad to hear that 😀

      Many thanks for checking it out, Kirsten!
      (◍•ᴗ•◍)

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      1. Kirsten says:

        You’re welcome! Always a pleasure.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. haoyando says:

    “Shoot questions at an abyss”. What a beautiful line. Yes, Q&A doesn’t usually represent questions and answers, but rather questions and abyss.

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    1. I think I’ll go for another Q&A session tonight
      (ᗒ ᗨᗕ)

      Like

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Nicely done, I really did my yelling at the abyss and God when I was very little asking Him questions all the time. I found the idea of vampires interesting and read the chronicles by Ann Rice. However, I prefer to live in the light, and see the beauty of day. Great piece of writing, you always make us stop and think. I love that about you writing, wonderful!!!!!

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    1. (つ°ヮ°)つ Thank you!

      Daytime is definitely the better environment to live in, but for maximum inspiration and concentration on the writing craft I find nighttime to be better (that and the fact that I work night shifts at my job and it kinda sent my biological clock haywire)
      ʕ⊙ᴥ⊙ʔ

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      1. jonicaggiano says:

        I totally get that, I also see where your Darkside, if you will, comes from. We are all grateful that you have it because your work is very unique and entertaining. Love my emojis by the way!

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