Darkness | Teen Ink


January 4, 2009
By bigjwill GOLD, Louisville, Kentucky
bigjwill GOLD, Louisville, Kentucky
14 articles 1 photo 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."- C.S. Lewis

Darkness is alone,
no friends for comfort.
Devouring the light,
up into the night.

Darkness is beauty,
mysterious and silent.
A whole new light,
but one as twilight.

Not sad,
not despairing,
nor is it wicked.
Darkness is only a point of view,
a matter of opinion.

For me,
darkness is a serene paradise,
beauty and difference.
Darkness is an unknown territory,
forever engulfing light,
into the everlasting realm of shadows.

just sits there,
mocking the light.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece because some people see light as evil or something to be afraid of. Darkness is just an alternate perspective of things. I also want people to realize that without darkness, there would be no light.

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This article has 10 comments.

on Nov. 18 2009 at 10:12 am
AquariusSunandMoon SILVER, Sublette, Illinois
8 articles 17 photos 69 comments
I like it! For me the darkness of night is inviting and comforting.

I do however find the end of your poem slightly contradictory to the words "nor is it wicked"... that's the only thing I saw... Otherwise very good!

Kashif SILVER said...
on Nov. 15 2009 at 11:56 am
Kashif SILVER, Jeddah, Other
7 articles 0 photos 7 comments
Really good poem. One of the best I have read here in teen ink, because it conveys your message and feelings so nicely and beautifully.

I have written many poems on darkness myself, and I love your different view on darkness.

You can return the favor of the comment by commenting on one of my poems here:


RobEJ BRONZE said...
on Sep. 17 2009 at 5:33 pm
RobEJ BRONZE, Louisville, Kentucky
3 articles 0 photos 13 comments
I think it really conveys your idea well.

on Jan. 22 2009 at 9:01 pm
thats a good poem

hunterdan said...
on Jan. 21 2009 at 11:26 pm
hey jared pretty creative really like it. Nice use of fancy words

CruElen said...
on Jan. 20 2009 at 2:12 pm
Jared, just wanted to let you know what a magnificent and imaginitive mind you have. Keep it that way bud!

msimms said...
on Jan. 19 2009 at 3:34 pm
What a talent. I am very proud of you Jared! Keep going.

Schuler12 said...
on Jan. 19 2009 at 1:50 pm
You have a great mind. Keep writing

Dallas6 said...
on Jan. 19 2009 at 12:43 pm
Excellent poem. Keep up the good work

on Jan. 17 2009 at 2:12 am
Hey! Please rate this! I spent a long time writing it! Thank you!