The Lights Are On
Author: Beth Liden


The darkness covers me
Losing me in its delicate embrace
I feel drawn to its comfort
Its strong hands enfold me
It is here that I feel safe
I am hidden from the world
I am hidden from myself
This is where I belong
If I could crawl into this void
In every moment that I feel pain
In every moment that I feel fear
Would I?
Would the blackness sooth my soul?
Would the blackness feed my body?
Will it protect me from myself?
Will it protect me from everyone else?
I take a deep breath and release it into the night
I find my stillness
I find my strength
I open my eyes
It is now that the darkness fades
It fleas like a thief into the night
It is as if it fears the brightness of the day
As if the daylight shows it for what it really is
The nothing
The void
The dark matter
The black hole
The lights are on
The dark goes home
I remain


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Friday, April 30 2010, 11:03 pm

This is me all over

I don't know what it is, but for some reason darkness makes me happy. Some people might equate this with depression, but it has nothing to do with depression. Darkness somehow creates a new reality for me, a dreamworld if you will. I will say the reason why I create such a world is because in such a world there is peace, and one cannot have that in reality. I am content when I am able to think, study, work and dream. I am not implying that lights on makes me no less happy, but it's something about night time. No wonder my mom calls me Drac.

It is as if you and I know each other. Very good poem.
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