Sonata of Your Afterglow

Sonata of Your Afterglow

A Poem by DoormanDan

Sometimes, even the most gifted of individuals can go their entire lives without seeing what they've got

Sonata of Your Afterglow

Your fingers are crayons, but you are color-blind
Your insecurities you just can't leave behind
But even as your mind asphyxiates
In the vexation your effort creates
The art you make you don't appreciate

You never give yourself a chance to rest
And your building your own concrete casket
Put down that creative cigarette
Put in your favorite cassette
And play the Sonata of Your Afterglow
Your true worth you've already shown

Malaise in your veins ensnares you in self-dispraise
Staining with shame your psychogenic polonaise
You stare at all the macabre monuments
And question if your actions were prudent
Incarcerated in Resent's basement

You never tell yourself you tried your best
To save all from the mires of apocalypse
But thanks to you, we still have a path
To walk on in the aftermath
So play the Sonata of Your Afterglow
In the end you are a hero

The sturdiest soul is the one that knows
Perfection is a plant that it can't grow
No matter how many seeds that it sows
So let yourself let go of your sorrow

Demons that are bred from the womb of Zest
Are often the most demented and grotesque
So fill up your glass with Luna's light
And shower in the ambernight
This is the Sonata of Your Afterglow
Telling you that you're beautiful

© 2017 DoormanDan

Author's Note

How the Heck I managed to write this piece during the college madness without my grades plummeting I do not know, but I'm glad I did. On a creative level, I pull out all the stops for this one, and am overall very happy with the final result (the last six lines are some of my proudest moments as of right now, as I feel I really created some strong, symbolic imagery there. By the way, don't feel bad if you haven't heard of ambernight before, because I just invented that word, using night and the symbolic meaning of the color amber that I came across. That's all I tell you there, the meaning itself is something you'll have to figure out on your own). My Dad told me that he thinks this is one of my best pieces, so I'm super excited to share this one with you all! As usual, tell me what you think, and let me ask a question before I go; what do you think of my revamped style? It's not much different than before, but I am trying to paint more vivid pictures now. Please feel free to be honest, and I'll see you all next time! :)

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I definitely enjoyed reading your poem! You did a good job conveying meaning while keeping the rhythm and flow. As for the content I liked how you described the hidden struggles each person goes through, and how quick we are to criticize ourselves. I really liked it!

Posted 2 Years Ago


2 Years Ago

I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed reading this. Thank you for the review! :)
This is poetry my friend. I liked the flow of thoughts leading to perfect ending. You create a enjoyable and worthwhile poem to read. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Well, I'm very happy that you enjoyed reading this piece, Coyote! I really appreciate, and am flatt.. read more
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
It's true. This is one of your best pieces; it reflects our inner struggles, tendency to diminish our accomplishments, having unrealistic expectations, aiming for perfection, scared of rejection, sometimes we forget that part of the beauty of being human is having flaws.

Thank you So much for sharing this :)!

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed this so much, Zaisham! Thanks for reading! :)
This is beautiful. Your words will stop you in a moment of inferiority and have you joyous for what you have accomplished. Ambernight very nice I know exactly. Bravo ! Thank you for sharing and God Bless

Sheer Terror

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

I'm flattered by your words about my work here. Thank you so much for reading! :)

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Added on April 19, 2017
Last Updated on April 19, 2017



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