Dark poetry is a section of the site that will be broken down into a variety of sub-categories. I like to think that we each face hardship in different ways, and while the emotions we engage inside of them times are quite similar, our perception towards them happen to be quite different.
My writing expresses some of the darkest feelings that we encounter in life. My posting them for others to read is with a kind of hope that for people facing things where they question how they are going to get through it, this is a shout to you, saying that I for one understand.
There are so many people like us that know the feeling but convince ourselves we are just alone. Well, that and the love for isolation that many of us probably have (myself included) Back on topic…
We all break at times…there is no shame in falling down and hurting. Owning the feelings, finding ways to understand and control them…it’s that moment that you set a part of yourself free and learn to live again without that hurt.
I hope the writing that is found here can grants comforts, hard truths, and some insight toward walking forward when it feels like everything just wants to knock you down.
The World I Once Knew is a poem about how we grow and eventually look back and wonder, how has the world changed? This is another written back in 2014, bringing all poetry back to life.
The wind chimes of the night
Played a melody inside
Caressing all the broken hopes
That lost their breath in stride
I tried to keep the demons in
They traced along my skin
With every scar, a lace of time
That celebrated sin
The pain inside became invoked
Each second wearing thin
The ticks of time became a mesh
Of light that slowly dimmed
Breathless and left incomplete
My heart chained to the floor
I’d push to last another day
But I can’t take much more
I’ve whispered prayer to myself
I’ve told the biggest lie
As my heart began to fade
I watched it slowly die
When it lost its core of need
Wound surfaced on the skin
And as I watched it slowly bleed
I watched the world spin
In the moment of last grasp
Left beaten, black, and blue
I watched the world slowly fade
The world I once knew