A Chapter by Debbie Barry

poem about depression and hope.




September 21, 1988

It is dark.
I am cold.
The dark frightens me.
There is no life
In the darkness.
No knowledge grows
Where light cannot be.
Light is not in darkness,
And life must have knowledge.
Nothing can be
In darkness.
Only cold,
And death,
And fear,
And despair
Can be in darkness.
The dark is not forever.
It can be shattered.
The sun lights the darkness.
Love warms the darkness.
Knowledge brings life
To where the darkness was.
I will be warm again.
Light will come.


© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 19. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, depression, darkness, hope

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..