Please, No Lights in my Darkness

by Tony   Jul 16, 2018


Lost in the fog of the world of my own design
Forever reaching for the remnants
Of my darkened shattered mind
I never could come to see
What was right in front of me
Now destined to be blinded by my own insanity
I have this perfect picture that is crumpled in my head
It has been slashed and marked and marred
By the things that I have said
So forgive me for my wrongs please forgive me for my slights
I'm just a lost and broken man too afraid to see the light
For what exists in dark corners in the reaches of my mind
Should never be illuminated by the light I left behind.

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  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    An excellent piece Tony. Very astute and captures very poetically the realisation of someone realising their errors and owning them. A strong compelling piece that definitely deserves the nomination. Milly x

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Tony

      Thank you so much milly

  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Brilliant Tony. Sometimes it's too easy to become accustomed to the dark side, that we resist the light trying to creep in and self sabotage any hope.
    An easy nomination :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 4 weeks ago

      by Tony

      Thanks Kit-Cat, ont the "bright side" (pun intended), Ive been writing like crazy. The dark os my muse.

  • 1 month ago

    by C Cattaway

    I read this in rather a sing song style rhythm. It may have taken away some of your intention, but it meant I couldn't read it a second time without the same thing happening.
    I wonder whether your light is still there, to help you move forwards? Maybe seek a new, brighter light..
    Nice words, though.
    All the best,
    Catherine x

    • 1 month ago

      by Tony

      Thank you Catherine. I jotted this down on the phone with a friend, she said that, "even after all this time you're still the same old Anthony!"

      I cringed a bit, because I'm not. I know I'm not. My twisted sense of humor is about all that's survived the last 10 years. I think that's what she was referring to.

      There is a light though. Three to be exact. I hold a candle for each daughter.

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