The Master Comes

I missed you tis true, and my love is yet strong
My heart skips a beat like notes in a song
It ponders the heart and the mind is not clear
The memory brings pain and the eyes shed a tear

Awake in the dark as I search for what`s right
The dreams and the thoughts take control of the night
A song in the distance brings emotion too strong
A lost lover who sings about a love that’s gone wrong

The master still calls me as night is her lair
I run from the shadow I feel the despair
I finally give in as there’s nowhere to run
I must give up the fight as the damage is done

The morning shines bright and drives away fear
The night so lonely, your presents not near
A welcome return from the night, the abyss
Yet through all of the pain I still long for your kiss

I think that I see you in places I go
I run fast to catch up but it’s no one I know
All of the places which memories surround
There no place I can go where your ghost is not found

I dread the suns falling and the night almost here
Once again I`m a prisoner of shadows and fear
Your memory commands me like master to slave
To again kiss your lips is all that I crave

As the night closes in I hold on to what’s dear
The memories I hold even if you`re not near
I will treasure you always alone in my bed
 A slave to the master until I am dead
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S.W. Biddulph

Scott Biddulph is a published writer, author, and poet from North Georgia. He began writing as a youngster and followed his lifelong dream of reaching people through the written word when he returned to The University of North Georgia in 2013 to finish earning his BA/English with a concentration on publication and creative writing. His publications include the following: an eBook, Apples of Gold: A collection of inspirational short stories and poems (Smashwords, 2010) and a paperback, Voices from the Heart, (Createspace, 2012). His poetry is published in Papers and Publications Undergraduate Research Journal. Vol 3 (2014) and the award-winning Chestatee Review (Spring, 2015), among other places (Check his LinkedIn profile for a full list of his publications). He is currently working on publishing poetry, creative non-fiction, academic essays, and his memoir. ******** Scott has also worked as an intern editor for the University of North Georgia Press. As a freelance editor, he has done the layout and design of several books and magazines. He is currently working with several authors on various publication projects in which he is either ghostwriting, editing manuscripts, or doing the layout and design of their books. ******** Finally, and most importantly, he is a father, grandfather, husband, and dedicated Harley Davidson rider. He and his family enjoy the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains where they live—especially their screened in back porch where they love to bird watch. ******** ~ "I love realism. I love writing about the raw, down-to-Earth, heartfelt realities of life. I love to write in a way that reaches into the human soul—to take the greatest pains and struggles in life, and make them a blessing to others. Fantasy is a wonderful, interesting thing—but real-life situations, feelings, fears, and dreams are an unexplored ocean of stories that need to be told." ~ ~Scott Biddulph~

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