Dark Days Defeated

Dark Days Defeated

A Poem by The Iron Horseman

A message of hope in a darkening world.


Spite, spleen and malice.

Vitriol, venom and violence.

Acid in a chalice.

Destruction, death and decadence.

These things swirl around us,

Today and every day.

Malignity surrounds us,

It's hard to keep at bay.

When life has you by the throat,

Your world has turned bitter and dark,

A friend may come with a lifeboat,

Or take you for a walk in the park.

Small kindnesses give life meaning,

Give strength to continue the fight.

When the wolf dawn is leaning,

It heralds the advent of light.

So keep your spirit strong,

Let your heart be true,

Fight against the wrong,

It will all work out for you.

Never let them see you weep,

Never bend the knee,

Never sell yourself too cheap,

Never take less than victory.

© 2017 The Iron Horseman

© 2018 The Iron Horseman

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I like this, the darkness is always there, but we must find the strength to fight & conquer it. Well said.

Posted 11 Months Ago

The Iron Horseman

11 Months Ago

Thank you.
When the wold dawn is leaning... Those first two verses especially... I always read your stuff, and it always kicks so much... Stay keen on the path to victory... Thank you for sharing...!

Posted 11 Months Ago

The Iron Horseman

11 Months Ago

Thanks, Silente.

11 Months Ago

My pleasure...
Wow! That is a great peom. Full of spirit strenght and heart. Words to live by! Never give up! I love it!

Posted 11 Months Ago

The Iron Horseman

11 Months Ago

Thank you, David.
I LOVE, LOVE, LIVE IT!!!! This is fantastic and I needed to read this today. never bend the knee. Your words are perfect, your sentiment even more so.

Posted 11 Months Ago

The Iron Horseman

11 Months Ago

Thank you, PL. I'm glad it made you happy. It has been a while since we chatted. I have been doing s.. read more
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11 Months Ago

Oh, I have plenty of sordid tales to share, indeed. Looking forward to catching up!

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Added on October 29, 2017
Last Updated on March 17, 2018
Tags: darkness, bleakness, malice, hope, optimism, victory, love, kindness, poem, poetry, light, support


The Iron Horseman
The Iron Horseman


Aspiring new writer. I enjoy writing stories, poems and song lyrics. In fact most of my poems are song lyrics! All constructive input is welcome. If you think something sucks, tell me so. I won't be o.. more..