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When the Darkness Comes

September 1, 2009
By jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."


The darkness surrounds me and persuades me,
trying to swallow me whole.
Its' eyes and face is iced over,
and its' heart is blacker than coal.

The beating of my steady heart
tries to save me from my doom.
But inside of me I helplessly plead
that this will all end soon.

The shadows creep up upon me,
and turn the light away
The flowers and the sun
won’t be returning today.

So when the darkness covers me
and the time on the clock ticks dry,
I’ll surrender myself to the ground
and let my soul ascend to the sky.

The author's comments:
I wrote this at 12:15 in the morning when I woke up from a nightmare. The idea just sort of came to me, and I wrote this within 5 minutes :) Hope you like it, and please leave comments! :)

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on Oct. 4 2009 at 6:55 pm
AubreyTRieder PLATINUM, Clark, New Jersey
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this one is really good... I love the rhythm of it and just the feeling of impending doom... it's really deep.

the only thing is that, sorry for saying this but i'm really picky bout things like this, is that "doom" and "soon" don't rhyme... otherwise i love it! and it's just something 2 remember for future poems... i love them all and keep writing!

on Oct. 4 2009 at 10:43 am
icguf615 BRONZE, Mission Viejo, California
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amazing i love it my fav of yours by far

cheyb88 SILVER said...
on Oct. 4 2009 at 10:01 am
cheyb88 SILVER, Saint Joseph, Missouri
5 articles 54 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
The lunatic, the lover, the poet, are of imagination of all compact. -William Shakespeare

So don't worry, because I am with you. Don't be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you. I will support you with my right hand that saves you.
Isaiah 41:10

"Expectation is the root of all headaches"- William Shakespeare

"Here take my Elmo" -Chloe'

“If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be.”

Wow great again!! I love the style of writing you have! It makes you really unique. I love it keep it up :)

on Oct. 3 2009 at 8:01 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

I like your poems. i know that doesnt say alot but i mean alot. you should keep writing. you got talent. but i'm sure you already know that. peace out.

on Oct. 1 2009 at 8:34 pm
PinkPrincess GOLD, Wellington, Florida
17 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
I think therefore I am

you are a really wonderful poet all your poems seem to have that depth that is just amazing

on Sep. 7 2009 at 10:33 pm
werecatt BRONZE, Junction City, Kansas
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment
hay I like this a lot! Love how the rhyming scheme makes it flow so well. It makes me feel like sleeping-really cool

on Sep. 7 2009 at 2:32 pm
MariaMarie DIAMOND, Washington Court House, Ohio
70 articles 0 photos 181 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life's a mountain on a beach"-Unknown
"Will: This is either madness or brilliance. Sparrow: It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide."-Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl.

I really love this!!! The rhyming, the words- it fits together nicely. I love the last two lines most :) Could you read two poems of mine? one's called "Destruction's Shadow" The other is "Darkness" but i just sent it in and I'm not sure when it will go through.. You are a really talented writer!


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