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The Gray

The Gray

A Poem by Tessa Melendez

I've finally surpassed the darkness
That darkness I've been lost in for what seemed like an eternity
But, I haven't yet found the light
Instead, I'm stuck in the gray

For the longest time, I've struggled to keep my pain in a harness
Hiding tears and cuts from loved ones
Only releasing my pain under the cover of night
Hiding it all once more during the day

All for fear of judgement...

In the end, I was still the one who paid the price
It showed in the cuts on my arms,
All from self-harm,
And through the anger and exhaustion written on my face many still never noticed
Still none cared

But, it doesn't matter now
The darkness has passed somehow
I've found a delicate home in the gray
But, it's not here to stay

I've been through too much pain,
Too much blackness,
To ever believe it could last
But, for now, I'll cherish every day in the gray

No pain
No tears
Only contentment
And one small fear...

The return of the blackness

But, still I will love it here
In case I lose this home of glass
And fall back into the black
And never find my way back

© 2017 Tessa Melendez

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Added on November 8, 2016
Last Updated on September 24, 2017


Tessa Melendez
Tessa Melendez

Bear, DE

I am 17 years old and have been writing since I was 12 years old. I prefer to write stories that are relatively long because, short stories just don't happen for me. :) I also like doing sci-fi/sup.. more..