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Darken The Lights And Leave Me Here

November 26, 2010
By Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.


Darken the lights and leave me here,
I need to soak up the atmosphere.
So let me wander in the dark
Into steel pipes and panel frames.
I’ll grow accustomed to it all
With a few fractures and toothaches.
Every door that I think I can see
Will be a new hole in your basement wall.
It would be easier to admit my mistakes,
But that would defeat the purpose of it all…
-plus you wouldn’t call the ambulance anyway.
Just keep poking and prodding at me.
All these holes will make me like a sponge
To soak up any shards of glass that may fly.
So the next time you set this house on fire
Just darken the lights and leave me here
So I can soak up this atmosphere.


The author's comments:
This is about a bad atmosphere, the speaker's in an abusive relationship.She's locked in a basement with no lights. The abusive 'other' has set the house on fire. When the lady realizes she has no way out, she sits down and writes this. That's the literal meaning. Donne moi votre interpretation.

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on Jun. 25 2014 at 9:29 am
Miss_Orange SILVER, Makati, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm OK, I'm Fine and I'm alright are the greatest lies people tell each other everyday." By Me.

you're welcome but I am sorry, that was the only thing I could think of typing...I didn't know what else to say, it's just that good.

on Jun. 24 2014 at 5:28 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Thanks for the wow. Haha!

on Jun. 23 2014 at 4:35 am
Miss_Orange SILVER, Makati, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm OK, I'm Fine and I'm alright are the greatest lies people tell each other everyday." By Me.

wow. 

on Jul. 28 2011 at 7:20 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

haha. yoiure so awesome. i love how you just pop up everywhere. i love you captain.

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on Jul. 28 2011 at 4:38 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

This poem is a great interpretation of abuse. It's really something. :) 

on Jul. 6 2011 at 4:52 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! youre so funny captain. tu es tres amusante.

on Jul. 5 2011 at 3:56 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome. You are quite welcome.

I find no problem with repitition.


on Jul. 5 2011 at 12:02 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

youre so freakin awesome for commentating captian. you are awesome and i am loveing the feedbakam. it is that i am saying these same things again and again over but it is that i am meaning them.

on Jul. 2 2011 at 2:38 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

You're poems are so perfectly dark! One is at first inclined to be depressed, but then at a closer inspection realizes that the narrator or subject is somewhat noncommital, even sarcastic. That makes it so much easier to submit to the power of the poetry.

"Darken the lights and leave me here, so I can soak up the atmosphere." I must love it, and I do.


on May. 17 2011 at 5:18 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

yahhh! merci tres beacoup. je suis tres contente.

on May. 17 2011 at 8:58 am
trapped-in-a-broken-wonderland PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
love in it'a essence is just spiritual fire

this is amazing!!! it made me want to cry.....

on Feb. 10 2011 at 1:59 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

Okay, so you know how to say "do you speak french?" what about Parlez-vous anglais-do you speak english (duh). or Je ne parle pas francais/anglais.-I dont speak F/E. or je ne comprede pas.-pretty obvious.

on Feb. 9 2011 at 2:38 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

Yeah! I'd love to extend it haha

on Feb. 9 2011 at 2:02 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

would you like to extend that?

on Feb. 8 2011 at 4:25 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

haha adios! ...

juuuust kidding! all i know in french is merci, oui, non, parlez vous francais, and j'taime! hahaha


on Feb. 7 2011 at 7:01 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

freakin......awesome. perhaps maybe i could show you a bit. merci= thank you. there. youre a master. now go away. sike! please do stay captain.

on Feb. 7 2011 at 5:25 pm
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

Yeah no i gotcha haha i was just wonderin what it really meant haha you've inspired me to want to and one day learn the romantic language of french! haha

on Feb. 7 2011 at 1:15 am
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

the second one. i love you. i kinda meant i like you but okay,...if you want to go there...

on Feb. 5 2011 at 10:19 am
alanacarlene DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
55 articles 15 photos 592 comments

Favorite Quote:
Silence screams too honestly and loudly.
-Alex (aka GangstaEyes)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four.
-Winston Smith '1984'
Don't go wishin' your life away...
-Daddy S2
"What a drag it was to be limited by reality."

haha you're welcome ok i have a question to the dude that speaks french.... does J'taime mean "love" or "i love you" or something?

on Feb. 1 2011 at 7:50 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

actually, i thought that part was where the music stopped and the those crickets...-i wont tell if you wont. shhh...taissez-vous. merci captain.