Dark Sentiments Season 13 — Day 1: Seize the Day!

(Mrs. LFM photo – Click to enlarge) ~ Trails ~ (excerpt) One trail may run both smooth and straight, Through vistas wide and clear, So most may choose that one before The branch that’s dark and drear. The one that weaves through gnarly woods, ‘Cross rivers needing fording, With promise of adventure laced And evils […]

Dark Sentiments Season 12 — Day 3: Bloodletting

Tonight’s Dark Sentiment is dedicated to one who I once long observed habituating himself to a toxic level of self-entitlement until circumstances unconnected with near-death experiences reined him in. Notwithstanding what put the brakes on, I also observed that he never knew how close he came. Bloodletting By LFM No tick to show intended harm, […]

Dark Sentiments Season 12 — Day 2: I’ll Burn That Bridge When I Come to It

Today’s title is one of my favourite situational sentiments, whether spoken aloud or as part of my internal dialog, and I find it useful in one form or another on a semi-regular basis. People hearing it tend to fall into distinct categories, which is at once unsurprising and annoying, because that is something one should […]

Dark Sentiments Season 12 — Day 1: Another Gathering

Welcome back Goode Survivor to this, our dozenth season of Dark Sentiments! As usual, we meet tonight under a cloud of existential uncertainty, and what of it? We all know the ultimate in packing light is to simply bring the best of yourself, and besides, isn’t this what we’ve been preparing and training ourselves for […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 31: It’s Come Again to This

“It is a pity that there are no big creatures to prey on humanity. If there were enough dragons and rocs, perhaps mankind would turn its might against them. Unfortunately man is preyed upon by microbes, which are too small to be appreciated.” ~ T.H. White, The Book of Merlyn: The Unpublished Conclusion to The […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 30: Immortality

“These are fraught times strewn with fears; both the named and nameless. This is nothing new. As in other times past when the barbarians weren’t merely at the gates but dwelt among us, the thinness of the veneer called civilization offers little contest to genesis of a mindless rabble bent on the taking of advantage […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 29: Accomplished Notwithstanding

Welcome back Goode Reader! Having made it thus far in this season of Dark Sentiments, it will come as no surprise to you that the poems I’ve strewn here in the course of the past two days, The Evil That Men Do and Then, are closely related. The darkness encroaches, many a long Winter’s night […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 28: Then

Rudyard Kipling’s If is among my favourite poems, and a distinct lack of familiarity with what it says is an unsurprisingly common thread among those I refer to as the GU (Great Unwashed). Even as I make no pretense of being equal to Kipling, as tonight’s Dark Sentiment I offer … Then By LFM If […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 27: The Evil That Men Do

The Evil That Men Do By LFM Everyone’s the villain in Another person’s tale. The hoarder of all happiness, The cause of every fail. The villain need not make a move By deed or word or thought, Than benefit from any good His midnight oil has wrought. The victim seeks to claim the prize Denying […]

Dark Sentiments Season 11 — Day 26: Symbiosis

“Symbiosis, any of several living arrangements between members of two different species, including mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Both positive (beneficial) and negative (unfavourable to harmful) associations are therefore included, and the members are called symbionts.” ~ Encyclopaedia Britannica Tonight’s Dark Sentiment is an interesting treatment of symbiosis from the talented hive mind at DUST studios. […]