I will walk with you to the dark

I will walk with you to the dark

A Poem by cassandra violet

I wish that I could hold you longer,

But time has brought you the fate of the fading leaves

Dangling on the branches of this tree we sit under.

I drift in dreams driven by desire, dancing with faith,

While your thoughts face the gates of acceptance,

they call to you, conjugating your character,

Breaking the bone of your mentality, shattering its pieces on the floor of despair.

The light that once dressed your eyes becomes the ride of a wave ended

Crashing with reality, and we are drowned in reason

facing the fact that you will walk a dreary path,

You have been wounded by the stab of time,

you’re going to die.


But love of mine, I’ll never leave you, I’ll stand by your side.

My touch will be the merging morning dew that breaks the night,

My lips the peak of light, a shinning sunrise,

My voice the vivid afternoon sun,

Warming you until it inevitably has to rest

Where then I’ll be the color of its set,

Holding on, until the last of the glow is gone.


I’ll make sure the remaining suns you have

Shimmer brighter then the fire of sorrow.

I’ll tell the birds to sing their souls,

I’ll paint flowers on the fields bordering the road down which you must go,

I’ll blanket your senses in pleasure,

Kissing your lips when you slip into sadness,

Feeling your flesh with more longing then love knows,

Watering you so that your branches may grow their full height

before they break from the weight of fate’s spite.


I’ll hold your hand as you part,

Reminding you that, I too, will someday walk into the dark.

My petals will wither, I’ll smell the stench of death’s breath

but once I have drifted into eternal rest,

I’ll be with you again, in a place where the light never grows dim,

Where we can make love in a bed of eternal beginnings,

Showering in the shimmer of our desire’s fire

As it glistens on the falling tears of our reunion.

After years spent in lonely lament, you’ll be content in my arms,

Falling asleep in them every night as we watch heaven’s stars. 

© 2010 cassandra violet

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Impressive yes, the amount of committment it would take to make this happen is bewidering. Turning something like death into beauty is very hard. Once can get lost in the pictures you paint, comfortating, supporting and stimulating one from light to darkness. Wonderful writing, beautiful images.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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A amazing poem. Kid and sweet words in your poem. So many beautiful and strong statements in your poem.
"Reminding you that, I too, will someday walk into the dark.
My petals will wither, I’ll smell the stench of death’s breath"
A outstanding poem. A pleasure to be able to read.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Wow, this is an absolutely excellent write. It's sophisticated and elegant. The emotion is really strong and your expression is absolutely beautiful. There are many great lines in this, you have a really musical, artistic appreciation of language. Great usage of alliteration and rhythm. The words flow beautifully. It's also a beautiful and brave sentiment and is a really heart-breaking read. This is probably the best poem I have read on this site so far. I love your use of light, color, and temperature descriptives to give the poem extra feel and depth.

Great lines include "drift in dreams driven by desire", "conjugating your character", "merging morning dew", "stench of death's breath" and "showering in the shimmer of our desire's fire". Beautiful, evocative use of language.

I love the structure and flow, it's intricate enough to do justice to the subject matter. This is a poem painted in many colors, it's subtle and detailed, stands up to multiple readings, there's a wealth of material here. Absolutely excellent.

Oh, in verse 2, "shining" not "shinning", lol ;-)

Posted 13 Years Ago

So beautiful, so wonderful. While reading this I was listening to 'Lips of an angel'. This poem really makes the music better. So amazing

Posted 13 Years Ago

Beautiful, unencumbered expression. Lines of excellence.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Incredible writing!

Posted 13 Years Ago


Posted 13 Years Ago

I don't know how I got through this poem. Beautiful piece, of course, yet heart shattering as well. Tears swelled as I read on, personally knowing each word. I am awed. At a lose of words...

Posted 13 Years Ago

Your work impresses me, everything I have read.. just scream out in a depth of emotion that just washes over me.. leaving me feeling, sad, tense, inspired, nostalgic.. but most of all.. a kindred spirit of sorts..

Posted 13 Years Ago

Where does our love go, does it fly off to be never seen again, or as in your poem, transend even death and the very gates of hades itself. maybe

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is palin old out BEAUTIFUL!!! Sad too but, the ending is happy!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on November 26, 2010
Last Updated on November 26, 2010
Tags: love, eternal, death, passion, emotion


cassandra violet
cassandra violet

boston, MA

I hate this part. This is the part where I try to tell you who I am, what I've been and what I want with every single last milimeter of blood dancing in my veins to become- the person who my heart bea.. more..

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