The 13 Imitations of Darkness

by Moe   Jul 10, 2016

I've always feared darkness,
but not because of what's lurking
where I can't see.
It was because darkness
always simulated
what I hid in my heart.

Darkness is existent in my every thought,
every breath, every move.
Darkness is always there waiting,
waiting for me to make a mistake
so she can swallow me.

I can say that
it's not darkness that I feared,
but what darkness stood for.
Darkness stood for the cliff
at the edge of my sanity.
Darkness stood for the loss
of interest in everything.
Darkness stood for every moment
when I had no control over myself.

I've always feared darkness,
even though at times darkness
was the only thing that
kept me from giving in
to the darkness in myself.
So I fear not darkness for what it is,
but I fear her for what she meant to me.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Liked this very much

  • 1 year ago

    by Beautiful Tragedy

    Sometimes it's the the things we love the most that hurt us the most.. and those types of relationships usually end in both of the parties being hurt.

  • 2 years ago

    by Everlasting

    Me too

  • 2 years ago

    by Ciara

    Amazing poem. I relate to this very much. This is one of my favorite poems I have read on here. Great job.

  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    Excellently written.

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