A thousand voices call my name
The voices in the Void

My indecision
My prison
A facade dissolves
Vanity in vain

My place to die
My destiny
A cruel lie

I alone chose my path
But I did not choose my fate
Faith affirmed
In empty despair

A voice from the blackness
Doth call me forth
The scale weighs my soul
And I am reborn

For the beggar and the king
Share a dark kinship
Both are sides
Of an impossible coin

A lesson to be learned
With tragic rebirth
A phoenix longs for a new life
From ashes
To the madness of this world

Dakota Toney

I mainly write poetry or commentaries about the human condition or philosophical ideas. Please visit and follow my blog for more writings at


Viola Bleu · March 26, 2018 at 5:54 pm

Love that ..

Dakota Toney · March 27, 2018 at 11:12 am

Thank you.

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