I Call the Darkness

I Call the Darkness

A Poem by Poetic License

A gray witch's Samhain offering.


I call the Darkness 


I call the darkness 

To purge false light from within 

This stubborn, forlorn, death sentence. 


I call the darkness, 

To scour clean the remnants 

Of all I believe I should have been. 


I call the darkness, 

To teach me the gray, 

To interpret the length and depth of shadow. 


I call the darkness, 

To walk with me through quiet, close forest, 

To show me the killing herbs that grow beside the healing. 


I call the darkness, 

To enlighten a spirit so long closed, 

To possibility of pure fulfillment found in acceptance. 


I call the darkness, 

To attend me these long hours, 

As I let loose my grasp on pages turned to dust and grasp for living truth. 


I call the darkness, 

I bid her balance my whole being, 

Temper the heat, embolden the spirit. 


I call the darkness, 

To fold the metal of mind to a fine and hardened blade, 

Hone discernment to see beyond blinding light. 


I call the darkness, 

And bid she engage in me that which has slept overlong, 

That which I have so long denied in deference to polite company. 


I call the darkness, 

Teach me to embrace the light and dark of me, 

To hide nothing from myself and finally know wholeness. 


I call the darkness, 

Reveal my depths to my own shuttered eyes, 

Remain near to steady my trembling heart at all I may see. 

© 2017 Poetic License

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Simply beautiful....hoping the darkness answered too x

Posted 10 Months Ago

I liked the flow of thoughts and the logic of the words.
"I call the darkness,
Teach me to embrace the light and dark of me,
To hide nothing from myself and finally know wholeness. "
The above lines are true for meditation. Need quiet place to gather mind and know wholeness. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 10 Months Ago

verse pattern AAAAAAAAAAA. lol i liked it though

Posted 10 Months Ago

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10 Months Ago

LOL - the most powerful spellworkings out there are written in verse, I'm afraid. Apparently we bel.. read more
Just in time for Halloween this one!

Certainly a very dark write; i can visualise this as being a Witch's chant for the darkness to come and show the way to the light. That in itself is a very interesting contrast.

This fits the mood of the season perfectly while also reading somewhat with a personal tone.

I enjoyed the piece. Darkness be thy friend.

Posted 10 Months Ago

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10 Months Ago

Thank you, my friend. I have certainly learned to embrace the dark along with light. I find I see .. read more

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Added on October 31, 2017
Last Updated on October 31, 2017
Tags: Witchcraft, prayer, Samhain, Halloween, witch


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