The Darkness - A Poem

The darkness seeks me
And taunts my soul
It threatens to consume

Taking away all that is good
Tainting all that’s true
Making me wonder will it ever end

The pain and sorrow
Aches my bones
And strips me of purpose

Sometimes in the silence I wish
I could succumb
And close my eyes one last time

But in me there’s a yearning
That sees the light
Aligning my focus and keeping me aright.

For if I ever let the darkness feed
The nightmarish emotions
Would steal my life

Yet crack of dawn
Bestirs my spirit
Awakening in me a need to go on


  1. Hi Carolyn,
    I enjoyed reading your poem The Dark.
    I admire and applaud you for writing about the darkness within.
    I believe we see more light in relation to the dark we acknowledge.
    Going into the Shadow involves deep soul work.
    Thank you for your example ~
    Blessings ~

    1. Thank you Nancy. I agree with you. Sadly, it needs to be acknowledged and dealt with to move on and find true happiness.

  2. Wonderful. And you used the word "bestirs". What's not to like?


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