A Poem by KCthelastboyscout

Part 1 a study of the human soul

This darkness that consumes me...
Consumes us
Where does it come from?
Who placed this seed of evil inside us to root within our hearts?
We allow it to control our better selves
We seek to destroy all meaningful things around us
We are lost in madness

But there is the light
It can be seen in the distance
So why avoid what can be seen?
Why avoid what gives life?
Here, in waiting, is the unknown
Stay in this comforting place
Everything capable of love will eventually end
Embrace where you are
You are already here...

Why is man so fascinated with the beginning of things?

© 2018 KCthelastboyscout

Author's Note

My best attempt at writing something philosophical

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The beginning is the end and the end the beginning- great words and deep thoughts- why people choose dark instead of light they will only know perhaps it’s easier for them to cope reaching for the light and walking it brings many challenges many would rather avoid🌹

Posted 1 Year Ago

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We obsess with the beginning because we fear the end, and wish to prolong if not re-create and loop what is good to us in order to sustain it forever. People fear the unknown, it has a negative connotation of danger and since no one truly knows what happens at the end, except the ones who get there, we scramble back up the slope we are sliding down frantically trying to collect the trail of wasted time. We fail to see what lies ahead, far to focused on what is behind and because of that we cannot see past the end, therefore to us, the end means a stop to all things. In reality, the end of here, is the beginning of there...

Posted 2 Months Ago

Well KC - your best attempt is great. It can be a bit melancholy but trying to puzzle out these questions about our existence must be good for the soul. it is something I'm prone to myself.
All the best,

Posted 4 Months Ago

Nicely done, i'm not to big into poetry but this is rather good.

Posted 4 Months Ago

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"Everything capable of love will eventually end "
this line...i am touched.

Posted 5 Months Ago

What a beautiful read. Darkness is glorious but terrifying thing. Some people embrace it to let it become them and others fight for the light. I truly enjoyed reading this!

Posted 5 Months Ago

It is amazing how the words already feel like they've been in one's head; it's like you've been inside everyone's... :)
I love the question at the end, it gives a sort of final ring.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Indeed man does have a darkness inbuilt in his soul, elsewise he could not commit such atrocities upon fellow humans. You capture the question well in this freeverse with a tinge of sadness and regret.

Posted 6 Months Ago

And a very good attempt it was. Darkness abides within us all and yet we are always striving for the light.
Sometimes we even reach it and that makes the struggle worth the effort.

Take care - Dave

Posted 6 Months Ago

There is an instinctual drive and fascination towards both darkness and light. We learn from them both. That is called growth.
Thank you for sharing your work here~

Posted 8 Months Ago

I like the rift you have set up here, and the question of " why do we have darkness?" It really is an interesting topic and it is one that is hard to answer; and since we all have darkness, what are we supposed to do with it exactly?
This is a very interesting and thought-provoking poem, good job :)

Posted 9 Months Ago

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Added on April 13, 2018
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