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The Dark Side

Get her rattled; even stressed
And you will surely see
The darker side; the other half
Of personality
For from enthusiastic;
Her temperament may change
To volatile; excited;
In an unstable range
Or maybe from vivacious
She will swiftly be
A drama queen that shouts and rants
Melodramatically

Save put him in the hot seat
And watch him then transform
From independent, caring chap
To detached man; not warm
Where cautiousness takes over
As shrewd becomes mistrust
And dependence consumes him as
Sense of duty is then lost
Where diligence is supplanted
By perfections darker side
And manipulation might take hold
Where charm once did reside

The shady side of normal
The beast that hides beneath
The warning signs of stress and strains
As shadow when unsheathed
Projects repressed unconsciousness
Residing deep within
Expression of what lurks unknown
Each strengths opposing twin
So open up and see its force
As part of you and me
To recognize; bring to the light
The dark side of psyche

Syncope

In trepidation
At the threshold of the unknown
Fighting fate
Refusing to step over the precipice
Where darkness beckons
And light waxes and wanes
Life clutches on tentatively.

Evading escape
Yet slipping out of reach
Rebelling arrest
Consumed in heart pacing spasm
With perspiring palpitation
And trembling pallor
Towards a chasm; a gulf.

Then quite by stealth
Engulfed by muffled echoes
Heaviness succumbs
Misted in blurred confusion
Overwhelmed by silence,
Before capitulation, subjection
Syncope.

Postscript:  For anyone who is affected by syncope on an ongoing basis may be interested in STARS, a charity that helps ensure that anyone presenting with unexplained loss of consciousness receives the correct diagnosis, the appropriate treatment, informed support and sign posting to the appropriate medical professional.  Further details can be found on their website http://www.stars.org.uk/.  NB:  This poem and website has no affiliation to STARS and is not meant to be a recommendation but some may find the link helpful if they so chose.