A Poem by Sarah_Allen

If only you could see 
I'm not here-I never was 
I wish you could come with me- 
And view the world like I do- 
To grab your hand and show you 
My paradise, my safe haven- 
Along the stars, within the galaxy- 
Stretched out like the rays of time 
To a place old as the universe 
Pressed in the gaps of space-  

There, a girl would twirl, touching the dark with passion- 
Oh how the stars grew brighter at her voice 
When she sang Nyx's lullaby, 
The night would brush through her hair 
As she danced to the Universe 
Spinning through the forest 
Weaving in and out the trees- 
Oh the love the darkness gave her- 
How it passioned over her, 
Gifting her dreams to make her smile-  

Finally he decided to gift her the deepest dream of all-
If only to see her eyes light up in wonder- 
The night lulled her- 
To the spring of infinite, 
Where rippled reflections splashed by moonlight 
Met the abyss  
She could stare like Narcissus  
Deep into the pool, at the life mirroring back- 
Far away from reality- 
Slowly slipping closer-  

If only you could see,  
The vacancy in my eyes 
I am gone- 
Too deep in my mind-  
Drowning in fantasy-   

You'll never see the spring lit by stars- 
Or the metallic waters churning- 
Or the flower on the bank- 
Sprung in the place of a lost girl 
Who ventured too deep-  

© 2020 Sarah_Allen

Author's Note

You'll never see how the darkness grieved

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This is a haunting piece, narrated by a young woman who has apparently migrated to another plane. The reference to Narcissus and the tragic tone of the work make me think this is a description of a descent into madness. As it says, she ventured too deep.

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1 Month Ago

yes yes, when one dances with darkness, madness soon follows. Thank you so much for your review

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