Not Afraid of the Dark

Not Afraid of the Dark

A Poem by KWP

desolation seeps deep into the skin 

creeping around bones to 

settle within the cavity of the chest 


interior suffocation weaves darkness

dire thoughts become entangled 

light evaporates at the bequest of the dark 


happiness seems and intrepid quest

normality exhaustive 

to idle in darkness the

only option left on this 

grim frontier


why move forward or even back?

necessity holds no validation when 

life itself is burdensome on 

every which trajectory


to keep fighting the fight -

unfathomable! 


light has be exhumed by 

his old friend dark

© 2021 KWP


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I used to find such comfort in those dark spaces, they truly can be more giving and restorative than light ever could. Really enjoyed this.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Ever hear of a fellow named Stephen Carrol? You'd like how he describes things.

Posted 3 Months Ago


DDav

3 Months Ago

It certainly is one of them. But, if you do choose to get into what Sean puts out I think you might.. read more
DDav

3 Months Ago

... You might even break down and want to math with me afterwards. (that sounded more sexual than i.. read more
KWP

3 Months Ago

you and getting me into math - ahhhhh - but there is a blood red supermen tomorrow !!!
comes to mind a very wise teaching ... careful of peering into the void to long as it may look back .. terror can strike the soul with piercing arrows and great turmoil of confusion, anxiety and that fear .. crippling one without the comfort of Faith .. a tiny mustard seed i have read ;) again .. something i have been taught and read ... we can give up on God .. but God does not give up on us .. yielding to the "voice" of darkness can and does bring one to a place so far into it there is no coming back... the greatest human tragedy of all says i!? as always .. deeply thought provoking poetry Elizabeth .. thanks so much for sharing ... i like the brevity ..it belies the story and theme .... quite a bit of twisting in the closing ... i can work it out and understand what you are saying but on its surface it is a bad choice says i ...to take such a position as "exhuming" the Light of truth in order to keep fighting the fight ... seems far too dangerous ... St. Paul a stout sojourner wrote in his letter to the Ephesians "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." ... very intriguing poem my friend! right down your alley and my cup of tea :)) hugs ... be careful out there!
E.
ps. nice balance in the title says i! ;)

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

Hey You,

Well you know its something I have been wanting to explore for a long time,.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

i have not read Osho, tho you have mentioned him a couple times .. I will have to check him out. the.. read more
Your words are gifts to those who need ears to hear, hands to hold and more. So many people are living in darkness right now, have been - probably will Sometimes the light displays a life we need escape, others show what we are missing and so much can show things inexplicable because alternatives are unknowingly impossible Am also sadlly aware that being in darkness is a comfort blanket.. but..but.. as you suggest: ' ' to idle in darkness the only option left on this grim frontier.. .. life itself is burdensome on every which trajectory ' That then is the worst of tragedies a world sans light.

Such a sensitive, intuitive piece of writing, You've so often carried a bright light. Thank you.

Take care, keep safe, always. Please

Posted 3 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

hello you - nice to see you here. you know me, I just like to explore the everywhen in everywhichway.. read more
I embrace the dark, too. Living without light allows us not to see the state of the world.

No TV, no pandemic, life can be what we imagine....we can imagine love, peace, health.

I am not turning the lights back on....
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


KWP

3 Months Ago

Hey Jacob. yeah thanks - I agree - we are here to live and learn in every way - in learning comes gr.. read more
Hello dear friend.
"why move forward or even back?
necessity holds no validation when
life itself is burdensome on
every which trajectory"
I liked the hardness of the above lines. Maybe we suppose to find the darkness? Thank you for the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


KWP

4 Months Ago

I agree with you - maybe sometimes we do suppose to find the darkness - after all, it's all about le.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Months Ago

You are right my friend and you are welcome.
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest this one is not your basic Pollyanna. In fact, it might have been penned during a depressive episode, assuming one could summon the energy to do so during that dire situation. I sincerely hope you have access to the right medication.

Posted 4 Months Ago


KWP

4 Months Ago

Hey John - well, I am of a strong mind and what I was trying to do (and have always wondered about) .. read more
John the Baptist

4 Months Ago

Sorry, two glass of merlot or cabernet per day is the extent of my medication.
KWP

4 Months Ago

... well that's a good start :D

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