Darkness is ........A Friend

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My eyes are open and yet I cannot see, darkness does surround me. The digits on the clock glow like red evil eyes and I look away. Vaguely making out the shears jumbled to the side of each window and the outline of furniture, the darkness starts to weigh heavy. “Why is darkness so heavy?” I question.

Darkness has no enemy; it knows no bounds. Light only masks what darkness already knows and it will gladly wait for the glory of return. Darkness does not sneak, it merely is. Why then should I not be afraid? Why does my heart welcome what many fear?

For in the dark I can search deep within the catacombs of my soul. No distraction of sound, no visible sign of beauty and yet my senses come to life. Like the hairs on your arm before an electrical storm sensing what is truly to be.

Darkness takes your sight away and the brain says do not believe what your eyes can see. But images emerge for bearing like stars to a sailor, merely there to guide and not to show the way. Shudder; am I learning to like this heavy darkness?

Darkness has no friend, such a lonely being, could this be the weight? I think not. The weight of darkness comes from my soul. It comes from what the darkness provides that the light shrouds away.

In the comforting glow of light we do not question, we rationalize with sight. Audible sounds become associated with the mirages and our hearts become addicted. Just like the moth, we are drawn to the light and its false sense of wonder. But I am on to the light; darkness showed me the way.

For only in the darkness can I see the evil that occurs within the light. I see the elderly sitting alone in a room that time forgot. I see the single mother struggling to feed her child. I see the sick and feel their despair as they struggle for hope. I see the family praying for just a home and then I see you.

Do not fear the dark, it will vanish with the light. The question is what will you do when you leave the dark? Will you chose to act on what the darkness has shown you or will you close your eyes to the light? It is up to you but the darkness is watching. See that shadow?

Just a deranged thought process I woke with up in the middle of the night. I feel better now. In the light, I am off to take one elderly person out of their time forgotten room. What are you doing in the light?


Gail said, 

Oh, the work our minds do!

I fear not the dark but welcome it for all the sounds. Good read!

August 12, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

It's strange that if one has a problem it's worse in the dark.
Yet for me I can resolve annoying things in the dark hours of night.

Loved your post as usual


August 12, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

I don't fer the dark. Its what I can't see in the dark, lurking behind me, that is concerning. Disturbing.

Stephen Tremp

August 12, 2010 at 4:08 PM  
Holly said, 

My college Boy calls me "Creature of the Night"... LOL!! Bright light triggers migraines... and then I have to lie in the DARK!! *sigh*

Just today I came across a story that came to mind as I read your writing (beautifully done, BTW!!) Here's the link... I think of her darkness...

August 12, 2010 at 7:14 PM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Dark does trigger a lot for me. I know in the night I can't seem to find my mental bearings. I get panicky and fret. However, when the light comes on, I feel free. Love the look at darkness.


August 13, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

By way of thanks for everything there is a little something on my last post.


August 13, 2010 at 4:25 AM  
Jules said, 

Gail, The noises are the best.
Yvonne, I agree, night is best for solving things.
Stephen, it's a black hole.
Holly, they call me mushroom, in the dark and fed...
Clarissa, let's not panic now and thanks.

Thank you for all your dark comments. :D

August 13, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
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