In the Dark

There are times when I’m inconsolable
when the world around me becomes too much
and my demons come out to feast on me again
There are times when I’m hopeless
when I’m too lost to return home
and I don’t need your comforting touch
I just need to be left alone to sit quietly in the dark

Don’t offer me a friendly hand
nor a tender embrace of love
Just let me surround myself with shadows
and let my troubles eat me whole
Don’t try to save me when I can’t be saved
and keep your tender words for another day
a day when the tides of my heart have changed
and my soul flows the other way

But until that time remember that I love you
and that you’re still the keeper of my heart
but for the moment love is not my friend
and your tender touch and sweetest smile
are like poison to my aching soul
So let me be
Let me sit alone in the dark
Let me find comfort in forgotten lusts
Let me bandage my heart with solitude
and dry my tears with time

I know that you understand
and I pray that you’ll return
Because I long for when I can emerge from these shadows
and once again cherish the smile glistening
across your sweet, tender face

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222 Responses to In the Dark

  1. nanzuvy v. says:

    i love this poem it rock and especially the title!!!

  2. juggalo says:

    dont u got anything really wicked at your site?!

  3. Richard says:

    Cool poem.I got one like it but its about hating people.

  4. Sarah says:

    OMG I LOVE IT!!!!

  5. Chantell says:

    Great poem is says alot to me. BTW i have ur book nice book……..well bye

  6. G. Converse says:

    This poem just touch me, and my soul. Thank you for that.

  7. my says:

    TOO DEEP.. TOO DARK. RARE.. BUT.. THAT'S WHAT I FEEL.. ONLY PEOPLE LIKE US CAN UNDERSTAND.. IT HIT ME DEEP WITHIN MY SOUL..

  8. jess says:

    This poem spoke to me more than any other… im touched… its briliant

  9. xavier says:

    this is one i can read over &over agein

  10. xavier says:

    i cant stop reading it!!

  11. xavier says:

    i cant stop reading it!!

  12. VaneSSa says:

    Great poem !

  13. Matt says:

    That poem tuched deap within my soul and will forever.

  14. vanessa says:

    this poem is awesome there are times that i feel this way i love this poem

  15. V. Smith says:

    Hey, I Love this poem. It describes me so perfectly. Its not even funny… I LOVE ALL OF YOUR WORK!!!!

  16. Victoria Parmer says:

    Sometimes music cannot subsitute for tears…

  17. MARILYN says:

    WOW…!!!I REALLY LIKE THIS POEM….IT'Z SOO LIKE ME….IT'Z HOW I FEEL ….SOMETIMES,,,

  18. tenebrae says:

    i know that feeling .but i can't live without the sweet smile of my beloved 🙂 …

    but i'm alone 🙁 ,but i think it will change lol

    cheers , david

  19. Inken says:

    I am not the kind of person who actually read poetry but I really liked your poem, it's great, I love it. Thank's for sharing your poems by web, because I am from México, and it is hard to get your book, so this is the only way I've got to read your poems.

  20. Tallie says:

    this poem made me realise how i let myself succome to my deamons and how i never mind them picking at me…i let them lick me clean and leave the scars its like salt to a wound, death to the touch…thank you for this poem. it goves me the next clue to my untimely death.
    xx

  21. Devilhunter says:

    Hey, I just wanted to say that I love your poetry. You've got an amazing gift and i hope to read more of your poems.

    Thankyou so very much, t'was an orgasm for the mind.

    Love and Peace *vash pose*
    Devilhunter

  22. kassy says:

    purely awesome

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