Black, Like my Soul

by Tony   Jun 12, 2017

*You know who this is for*

Like the yawning chasm of the Abyss
Tragic as a train run off its track
Bold to live here without light
My soul is a lovely shade of black

Black because it cannot be covered!
Silenced or overlooked,
Black is not easily erased
Like words printed in a book

Black cannot be ignored
For it tends to draw your eye
Because my soul is bitter black
I have a resilient will to try

Black is that stubborn stain
That clings tightly and never leaves
To it there is a certain depth
That is too deep to perceive

Black is not transparent
You must submerge yourself below
Black's an enigmatic mystery
Most were never meant to know


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  • 11 months ago

    by Nicko

    Black probably the strongest of colours, and for me this is one of the strongest poems this week. Full of emotion and imagery and sadness but I also see hope and promise within in this piece. Congrats well done!

  • 1 year ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    Beautifully written - loved it! Sad but beautiful too

  • 1 year ago

    by Tony

    Thanks all! Someone once told me one of her favorite colors was black, like her soul ; )
    Instantly I saw it as a strength. Black is the toughest, boldest, and most mysterious color there is.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ren


    Do I even have to say it? I don't, but I will anyways. This. Is. Freaking. Fantastic! Amazing write, Tony! Was super excited to see this when I got back on :) well done!

    • 1 year ago

      by Tony

      Have you to thank. Your random comment lol

    • 1 year ago

      by Ren


  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    Black is black, yes. Words fail me too! Whew. Great form.

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