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Darkness comes

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Darkness comes and covered the sun

The shadows of my mind

for now

have won

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Everything and nothing

I look around me
All I see is darkness
It hangs thick in the air
It percolates into my pores
I am lost
Enshrouded in loneliness
I long for something
Which I can’t explain
Pain punctures my consciousness
Like a knife into a wound
How I long to cling to solace
Yet its embrace eludes me
I long for the rains of peace
To shower onto my mind
What is it this darkness is after
To ruin and condemn?
To smother me in its tight hold
Til I finally give in?
My soul it cries silently
And wanders these dark halls
If only a light could shine on me
And save me from myself
All I seek
Is everything and nothing
All at once

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Darkness takes its seat

Darkness takes its seat at my table
The places are neatly set
Despite Darkness’s glowering gaze
I rally some conviction yet
I tell it that it needs to leave
That there’s really no place for it here
It smiles with its sickly smile
And tells me to pass the peas
I pick up the ceramic bowl of peas
And set my jaw line straight
This imposter has laid the last straw down
Upon my already handsome weight
“You despicable thing” I say to Darkness
“You really think you can win?
Pack your bags and leave straight away,
Before my Wrath comes in.”
Darkness looks me up and down
Trying to call my bluff
I sit with steady eyes ablaze
And sip calmly from my cup
Just then a deafening noise occurs
Like the cracking of a whip
I turn my head in time to see
My mighty Wrath enter in
“You know not who you have messed with” he says
“You’ll be sorry that you stayed”
And with those words he flies at Darkness
Without a second’s delay
He grabs its neck and grips it tight
Darkness’s face it turns to red
“Please let me go” he feebly croaks
“And show me mercy instead”
Wrath laughs out loud, a glorious sound,
And keeps his hold locked tight
“Why should I show you mercy, you pathetic thing
When you came here to destroy our life”
With that he grabs in one swift move
His sword out of its sheath
He plunges it into Darkness’s neck
And Darkness crumples to its feet

Long after Darkness’s breath has ceased
I sit with morose eyes
Shouldn’t I be celebrating this feat
Of Darkness’s demise?
I know I should be overcome with joy
And breathe a long sigh of relief
Instead I sit with heavy heart
At this recent victorious defeat
See even though Darkness has been slain
No peace to me this brings
For Darkness entered my heart long ago
And has sprouted its own wings
Darkness resides within me now
It hides just under my skin
And try as I might to banish it
Darkness lives on within. *

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* Thank you Wee Gee for encouraging me with my poems. That is something I can keep doing.

** Artist credit: The Dark Side Art: David Ho

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Darkness and Dreams

Darkness threatens to swallow me whole
Where are the dreams which nagged at my soul
Dreams of love, light, and laughter too
Now they dance like shadows
On the window sill of lost virtue

This darkness, it keeps me up at night
It mocks my dreams, it steals my life
My life, which has been a struggle for sure
Feels broken somehow
A sickness with no cure

Alone with my shadows,
Alone with my soul,
Alone with my dreams with nowhere to go

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Where to now

When all is lost and all is forgotten,
Where to now
When hope has left and the house is now empty,
Where to now
When shattered dreams haunt your waking days,
Where to now
When everyone you’ve ever loved is gone,
Where to now
When loneliness shrouds your heart in darkness,
Where to now
When life has abandoned you again and again,
Where to now.

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