The dark descends into hearts
Slowly like a pillow over the face
Breathing grows shallow
Life becomes distant
Once inside it crawls
Meddling about you.
Hooks dig into veins
Hearts beat painfully slow
Eyes see shades of red.
Time tortures you
Minutes take days to pass.
Disappointment rides you
High in the saddle it sits.
Happiness mocks your being
Misery calls leaving messages
Drama lashes with thoughts
Nobodies leave home to see you
The world does not plunge
Darkness strangles steadily

15 thoughts on “Darkness

  1. Powerful poem. As if everything is going wrong, that could go wrong, no hope; and darkness surrounds and engulfs. Well written Mark.

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