Lights out

Lights out

A Chapter by Rose

Show me,
The beauty,


On your skin
I see petals
Stretching for light
To be absorbed
So they can live longer
They beg and crowd
Around every tiny hole
In your jeans
Dying to breathe

I would hate to see
Your beauty suffocated
Hidden, underneath your clothes
How can anyone tell?


Your eyes,
Don't see,
What I see,
The beauty within
You complain,
The worst is happening
The red rashes spreading
The itchy scabs forming into scars
Your nightmare
Grows on your skin
You have an allergy


More and more
It grows
The worst in your eyes
With every tear
That falls
The lights fade
In your home


Within my eyes
I see the best
Of the conflict
The flower has to fight,
Hidden, underneath your clothes


Take them off in the dark...



© 2012 Rose

Author's Note

I wrote this poem thinking about skin allergies. I once knew somebody who had a really bad skin condition. It made life hard for them as they were allergic to everything they touched which included soup. This lead to the allergy affecting their self-esteem too.

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This reads like a nightmare creeping onto their body and I'm sure it really is. Nicely done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This poem has your stamp on it. You know, somehow what you write is so one of a kind, I feel only you have that ability. I felt this piece was just as good as your previous ones.

Posted 9 Years Ago

absolutely stunning~ the subject broached with incredible empathy that shines through the delicate~lovely and tender composition~

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very intriguing and well written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

ah...the yearning of the fruit and life in few of the living can continue their imperatives without the shape sight or tincture of one light or another...affectations plague us all at least once in our existence and if we ourselves are unable to find the bright enough to grow it is our duty as fellow humans to guide a path for those who wallow in the dark...strong write...inspired

Posted 9 Years Ago

to show how things are out of our control. This is a great topic and can be interperated in many different ways. This poem is wonderfully written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is an amazing write, and it's a good topic to write about. I think you did wonderfully with this piece.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is a good write about how things we can't control can have a huge impact on our lives and the people around us.

Posted 9 Years Ago

this is a very good poem. I truly love it. Keep up the great work.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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29 Reviews
Added on August 22, 2010
Last Updated on June 28, 2012
Tags: self-esteem, love, flower, beauty, skin, allergy



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