As I Sit Inside My Dark

2014 is here. And one of my projects, and creative challenges for 2014 is the Song Of The Week. I will create a new song every week in 2014 and post it on the web for people to listen to. I’m going to have fun coming up with new songs and learning new recording techniques as I do it. Some weeks I might release one of my old tunes, but the goal is to put out a new song every week.

Here is the first one, an old poem that I never put to music before. It’s called As I Sit Inside My Dark, and this is the perfect time to release it and the energy of sitting in my dark. No more. I’m going to the light now.

Being seen, being creative, and being me.

As I sit Inside My Dark by Noel Olken © 2014 Noel Olken


As I sit inside my dark

Feeling hollow as a snail

I’m the old man in the doorway

Waiting for the mail


I’m the tip of a cigarette

Quickly ashtray bound

A piece of my old life

In the lost and found


One thought does console me

In a way that leaves me cold

Violence will destroy me

I won’t live to be old


When will it over take me

Surely by surprise

Between the twilight and the dawn

Bloody nice sunrise


Cigarette extinguished

The mailman comes and goes

Leaving nothing for the old man

Smell his old man cloths


As I sit inside my dark

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