It's Not All Dark Clouds

by CJ Maleney   Mar 2, 2018

Don't you try to understand me
For you cannot and never will
Just keep your ink pot topped right up
And a good point on your quill

Don't try to get inside my head
For there be monsters there
So many things I've written
About depression and despair

But this is not about such things
For sometimes there is light
Not all so dark and brooding
And of fears that stalk my nights

For often things will make me smile
When I don't think that I can
A little bit of philanthropy
And the brotherhood of Man

Many smiles and laughs I've gained
From people I've not met
I hope I have reciprocated

And I am not nearly finished yet.


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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Michael

    Brilliant Craig,

    As Ren says delivered with a great message
    Nice one fella
    Michael :)

    • 1 week ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks Michael

      Some times I'll skim poems depending on my mood. If you're a bit low it's best to trawl some of the lighter stuff

      Even though it can be daft and obscure at times it can make you smile or giggle when it's the last thing you feel like doing



  • 2 weeks ago

    by Ren

    Love this, Craig! Great write with an even better message :)


    • 1 week ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you. It's one of what I would call one of my random writes

      I does have meaning though

      Craig x

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is lovely Craig ... sort of a warning at the beginning that we ought not to try and figure you out through what you write in your poems, but then a lovely twist in that we can still pull you out of your 'brooding' with some shared laughs on here. It's a great place indeed and a fab poem! :-) x

    • 2 weeks ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Different shades on different days! Even when down and dark things can pull you out of yourself



  • 2 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Brilliant, Craig. An inspiration and a pleasure to read. I got to the end and gave myself a good kick up the backside and thought, 'damn it man, if he can do it, so can you!'

    All the best as ever,


    • 2 weeks ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Honestly dude

      I've been totally miffed at times, then you will log in an trawl. As you know sometimes you will think "Dam that's good" and other times "that's f#@£!#g hilarious

      So much to keep us reading and writing my friend


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