A Poem by Darrin Reay

This was a poem written when my father passed away.


The fiery sky

late at dawn

echoes a warning of thunder.

Awoken by

a ruthless storm

that makes my mind plunder

into itself.

Followed by

a gentle breeze

as though it just wasn’t there.

A dangerous voice

saying, “please,

it is so very rude to stare

at yourself.”


A hurricane

was yet to come

and to put my mind at rest.

That maybe

if I was just gone

I would finally be blessed

by your presence.

But way up there,

a smiling face

had brought to life a light.

Somewhere in

this darkened place

my path was lit up bright

with acceptance.

© 2020 Darrin Reay

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Hard to accept the death of a loved one, but we must find a way. We must carry on as they would have wanted us to. Very emotional write filled with grief, but also hope. I liked it. Lydi**

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Darrin Reay

3 Weeks Ago

"everything passes, everything changes, just do what you think you should do."

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the storm within when we lose someone we love...we hope to be reunited with them someday...maybe after the storm subsides...and we can finally rest...we may see them up there in that beautiful azure sky.
really nice piece that mixes sadness with hope.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Darrin Reay

3 Weeks Ago

There's always hope because "hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever .. read more
The speaker apparently takes the lightening of the sky to be something of an omen, a word from the beyond to leave grief behind and walk a new path. Who's to say? Stranger things have happened.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Darrin Reay

3 Weeks Ago

Stranger things have happened, indeed. Thank you for your words!
Destiny has always been keeping secrets, exposes at least expected times.
Your alive to hold tight to your father's memories till your end you reach but when one soul is taken from this cosmos, rarely anything on earth changes; everything gets up on the track after a time.
Have a blessed life, ameen :)

Posted 4 Weeks Ago

Darrin Reay

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your kind words, I hope you have a blessed life yourself :)
Very interesting poem about wanting to be accepted and not judged. I enjoyed it. c:

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


4 Weeks Ago

You are welcome. c: Please check out my poem too c:
Darrin Reay

4 Weeks Ago

Of course, I'll get on it now!

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you!

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Added on January 28, 2020
Last Updated on January 28, 2020


Darrin Reay
Darrin Reay

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

I'm living in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, been writing poetry since I was little, studying animation. I hope you enjoy my work! I do have another account on here which I lost access to so I will re-upload.. more..