The Dark Places



It is a very dark place

A hidden, haunted space

The depth of the mind

Where solace is hard to find


Where ancient fears reside

And dreams of the denied

Hopes burnt in black flame

Where evil earns its name


For some it is a tiny hole

Just a speck upon the soul

For others, a massive cave

Where the light is not so brave


Nothing will draw near

Pulled in, the rampant fear

Then paying the great cost

Of forever being lost


And just trying to avoid

This deep and vacant void

Seems a formidable task

Just too much for one to ask


As if being here a choice

Shouting back at ghostly voice

Begging for the light again

But the depth won’t let it in


It is a long and hard climb

One that takes some time

To glimpse that dot of light

Hoped end to this long night




10 Responses to “The Dark Places”
  1. petespringerauthor says:

    “The depth of the mind, Where solace is hard to find”—powerful and chilling. It’s like the forbidden fruit.

  2. This is inspiring – flows well and like the analogy of dark caves and mind

  3. kristianw84 says:

    This is very powerful! Being trapped in ones own mind is scary sometimes.

  4. Quite a strong and thrilling poetry. I can say for sure getting lost in the darkness of mind is a very scary experience

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I can picture (and hear) Rod Serling reading this at the start of Twilight Zone…

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