The Dark

by Tasha   Apr 24, 2017


I wished for the gift of flight
So my heart may soar.
I reached for the brightest light
But it seems I was too far
There I was, left in the dark
No memory of the sun.
The night sky without a star
Not a single one...
No candle to help me find my way
Not a flicker of its warmth
My blackest night is my darkest day
I needed your hand to bring me forth
I grasped for those that held
me up so many times before,
So strong and still so kind.
Yet this time I fell to the floor
Your hands didn't reach for mine...
-NRB
4/24/17

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  • 4 months ago

    by Bradley Peter

    I liked this very much. I liked the rhythm almost instantly, and the sentiments put forth are powerful, and beautifully done. The loneliness was blinding. This line "Not a single one..." including the ellipsis was...beautiful. It elevated the feeling of being alone to new heights. The next few lines:
    "No candle to help me find my way
    Not a flicker of its warmth
    My blackest night is my darkest day"
    were so well crafted. Instantly I thought of a single flickering flame amidst the all-encompassing darkness, and how much hope would be poured into that tiny yellow light. How lonely and frightening that would be. And then to be without it... Brutal.

    Those four lines were - for me - the strongest, and most brilliantly written lines, but the last two,
    "Yet this time I fell to the floor
    Your hands didn't reach for mine..."
    again aided wonderfully by the ellipsis, gave the sense of complete sadness, and of giving up, of letting the dark and doom consume you, destroy you.

    A good piece with some spectacular lines.

  • 6 months ago

    by chandelier

    such an evoking and amazing piece :)

  • 7 months ago

    by Tasha

    Thank you all so much! I am glad yet saddened that I am not alone in feeling this way.

  • 7 months ago

    by Poetess

    Very emotional write. Such a bad feeling when we reach out for help or comfort to someone we think we can count on, only to realize we're all alone. Thank you for sharing this

  • 7 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Beautiful emotional piece nicely written x

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